[ExI] The digital nature of brains
stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 10:30:40 UTC 2010
On 5 February 2010 10:18, Gordon Swobe <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I take it that on your view a picture dictionary understands the nouns for which it has pictures, since it "pairs" its word-symbols with sense-data, grounding the symbols in the same way that a computer + webcam can pair and ground symbols.
> How about a lunch menu? Does it understand sandwiches? :-)
No, they're not intelligent. Your argument here is equivalent to me
pointing to an inert lump of matter in order to demonstrate that
matter is incapable of thinking.
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