[ExI] Some new angle about AI
gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 8 14:00:40 UTC 2010
> 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
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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