On 17 January 2014 12:07, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 17 January 2014 14:00, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> At least *weak* AI would be possible. Weak AI means computers could do >> everything we do but without necessarily being conscious. Strong AI >> means they would also be conscious. >> > I checked the definition a short whle ago on Wikipedia .... which > equivocates, imho, saying consciousness is "Associated with" strong AI, and > that Weak AI is basically "making computers do clever things" (with no > pretension to being like humans). > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong_AI
Historically, AI researchers did not consider the question of whether a computer that behaves intelligently was conscious, on the assumption that intelligence was observable while consciousness was not and therefore not a fit subject for scientists. This makes it a bit confusing when terms such as strong AI/ weak AI are appropriated by philosophers such as Searle. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.