On Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6:56:42 AM UTC-6, John Clark wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 3:40 AM Philip Thrift <cloud...@gmail.com 
> <javascript:>> wrote:
> > I agree with those scientists who that say something isn't truly 
>> intelligent unless it is also conscious.
> Then you have no way of knowing if any of your fellow human beings are 
> "truly intelligent" because you have no way of knowing if they are 
> conscious or not. And if you were outsmarted by something that was *NOT* 
> "truly intelligent" should you feel better or worse that if you were 
> outsmarted by something that was *WAS* "truly intelligent"?
> *> For something to be fully conscious, or self aware, it would want to 
>> "live". It would not want to be "shut down". When Watson starts screaming, 
>> "Don't turn me off!", then it might be conscious.*
> Unlike winning at Jeopardy that would be trivially easy to program.
> John K Clark

I think I would feel better being outsmarted by an unconscious robot than a 
conscious robot.

- pt

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