[ExI] Do digital computers feel was Re: Is the wave function real?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 22:32:38 UTC 2016

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:

​> ​
> Take that you AI people.  If you want an AI to experience feelings, you'll
> have to provide them a body that reacts the way we do with all the feedback
> mechanisms from body to brain we have.

Even if
that's true (and I'm not saying it is) can you think of a reason a virtual
body made of ones and zeros wouldn't work as well as a matter body made of
protons neutrons and electrons? I can't. Can you think of a reason
artificial emotionality would be harder to achieve than artificial
intelligence? I can't
and neither did Evolution. Animals have behaved emotionally for over half a
billion years but nature only figured out how to make them really smart
about a million years ago.
​Emotion is easy intelligence is hard. ​

> ​> ​
> It's just not enough to mimic the brain activity.

​What exactly is the difference between ​brain activity and mimicry of
brain activity? How could the two be differentiated subjectively?

​ John K Clark​
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