[ExI] Digital Consciousness

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat May 4 23:14:36 UTC 2013

On 05/05/2013, at 8:44 AM, Gordon <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If behaviour is not an indicator of consciousness how do you know that anything other than yourself is conscious?
> I can only infer it, but I think I'm on pretty solid ground when I notice that dogs, for example, have nervous systems very similar to mine. And I agree that behavior is an indicator of it. But I disagree that it necessarily follows as you have stated.

Consciousness does not necessarily follow from conscious-like behaviour, but it does necessarily follow from reproducing the functional behaviour of a system that we know to be conscious.
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