[ExI] Digital Consciousness

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue May 7 08:20:05 UTC 2013

On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 09:34:00AM -0700, Ben Zaiboc wrote:
> From: Gordon <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >I am myself a programmer, by the way (C++). I can make computers do interesting things that appear conscious, but I don't suppose I could ever write a program that would make a computer actually conscious. That would require magic, like the magic that made Pinocchio come alive. What would the code look like? How do I write a "become conscious" function?

This is an argument from ignorance: I can't do this, hence nobody else can.

Here's the code: http://www.neuron.yale.edu/neuron/download/getstd
Here's the demo data to feed it: http://cns.iaf.cnrs-gif.fr/alain_demos.html

> Aha, a question about something real and useful! (rare in these kinds of discussion).

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