[ExI] Is the brain a digital computer?

Gordon Swobe gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 24 12:38:28 UTC 2010

--- On Wed, 2/24/10, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

> You are only able to program a computer so that it has very
> limited and specialised intelligence, like an amoeba or a flatworm,
> and therefore proportionately limited consciousness. 

No sir. I have never written a program that had consciousness.

> So you claim both that weak AI is possible and that weak AI
> is impossible? 


> If weak AI is possible then by definition it is
> possible to make an artificial neuron, collection of neurons or
> person that behaves just like a biological neuron, collection of
> neurons or person but lacks consciousness. 

And that's exactly what happens in your experiment. After a lot of work the doctor finally creates a patient that passes the TT but lacks consciousness - weak AI. 



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