[ExI] The digital nature of brains

Gordon Swobe gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 5 14:01:50 UTC 2010

--- On Fri, 2/5/10, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:

>> True or false, Stathis:
>> When a program running on a digital computer associates
>> a sense-datum (say, an image of an object taken with its
>> web-cam) with the appropriate word-symbol, the system
>> running that program has now by virtue of that association
>> grounded the word-symbol and now has understanding of the
>> meaning of that word-symbol.
> That depends entirely upon the nature of the program.

I see. So then let us say programmer A writes a program that fails but that programmer B writes one that succeeds. 

What programming tricks did B use such that his program instantiated an entity capable of having subjective understanding of words? (And where can I find him? I want to hire him.)



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