[ExI] Semiotics and Computability

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 14:50:40 UTC 2010

On 6 February 2010 01:12, Gordon Swobe <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- On Fri, 2/5/10, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Not impossible at all! Weak AI that passes the Turing
>>> test is entirely possible. It will just take a lot of hard
>>> work to get there.
>> Yes, but then when pressed you say that such a brain or
>> brain component would *not* behave exactly like the natural
>> equivalent!
> I've said that such an artificial neuron/brain will require a lot of work before it behaves like the natural equivalent. This is why the surgeon in your thought experiment must keep replacing and re-programming your artificial neurons until finally he creates a patient that passes the TT.

You agree that the artificial neuron will perfectly replicate the
behaviour of the natural neuron it replaces, and in the same breath
you say that the brain will start behaving differently and the surgeon
will have to make further adjustments! Do you really not see that this
is a blatant contradiction?

Stathis Papaioannou

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