[ExI] Digital Consciousness
anders at aleph.se
Mon May 6 00:26:05 UTC 2013
On 05/05/2013 11:55, Gordon wrote:
> Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >If an information-processing system is good enough to fool other
> people into thinking that it's a conscious mind, then it can probably
> fool itself too. That's really all we can ask.
> That is an interesting idea!
It would be interesting to investigate under what conditions a part of
the brain can convince the rest that you are conscious about something.
You can be deluded about lack of consciousness, like the Anton-Babinski
syndrome where people confabulate their way about their cortical
blindness. You can also be deluded about your own existence; I can
imagine somebody with Cotard delusions claiming to be a philosophical
zombie, but what that proves is anybody's guess. In fact, brains with
totally inconsistent states seems entirely plausible. I guess the
challenge is to figure out how they get into *consistent* states.
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Faculty of Philosophy
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