On 17 January 2014 14:17, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

Hence the Turing test.

> This makes it a bit
> confusing when terms such as strong AI/ weak AI are appropriated by
> philosophers such as Searle.

Yes, I was finding it a bit confusing, especially since the first thing I
got on to was Searle's "Strong AI hypothesis" !

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