[ExI] Some new angle about AI

Gordon Swobe gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 8 14:00:40 UTC 2010

Somebody said...

> Searle and Gordon aren't saying that machine consciousness isn't
> possible.  If you pay attention you'll see that once in a while
> they'll come right out and say this, at which point you think they've
> expressed an inconsistency.  They're saying that even  though it's
> obvious that some machines (e.g. humans) do have consciousness, it's
> also clear that no formal system implements semantics. And they're
> correct.

Right. For many years I despised Searle, considering him some sort of anti-tech philosophical Luddite. Then I took the time to really study him. I learned that I had based my opinion on a misunderstanding. 

Even if he's wrong, you won't find many people who better understand the challenge of strong AI. 



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