[ExI] Digital Consciousness .

Gordon gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 26 05:35:38 UTC 2013


> It's [the computational model of mind] not that the brain is like a computer, it's that the brain could

> be replaced by a computer performing the same functions

I believe that is only how AI researchers (understandably) want to interpret it. The theory itself is a position in the philosophy of mind. .

> The homunculus problem, such as it may be, is as much a problem for the brain as 
> for the computer.

It seems it is not a problem for the brain. (Does your brain have a homunculous problem? Mine doesn't! :-) It is rather a problem for certain philosophies of mind, including this one upon which so much AI research depends.

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