[ExI] Mental Phenomena

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 01:22:32 UTC 2020

On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 7:58 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

>  whatever consciousness is, it would be reproduced if the function (the
> observable behaviour) of anything that has it is reproduced.   stathis
> I keep reading this and keep thinking that I understand it, and then I
> think I don't.  Are you saying that if we can get something to act like a
> human brain it will therefore have all the functions thereof?

I think a human-level artificial brain that emulates the functioning of
human brain at the neuronal level would achieve consciousness. I'm
skeptical that any higher-level approach like classic AI or deep learning
would, though.

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