[ExI] ai emotions
avant at sollegro.com
Sun Jun 30 01:55:08 UTC 2019
Quoting Brent Allsop:
> There are ?week?, ?stronger? and ?strongest? forms predicting how we will
> be able to eff the ineffable nature of the physical quality of the redness
> someone can directly experience to other people in this ?Objectively, We
> are Blind to Physical Qualities
Your paper references Jack Gallant's work but what you call "effing"
technology is more popularly called "mind-reading technology" you
should see what they have accomplished with fMRI and deep-learning
algorthms these days. One of the pioneers in the field is now able to
use your EEG(!) fed into a deep learning neural network to reconstruct
the faces you are seeing during the experiment.
> You are basically making the falsifiable prediction that consciousness or
> qualia arise from mathematics or functionality. This kind of functionalism
> is currently leading in supporting sub camps to representational qualia
> theory, there being multiple functionalists? sub camps, with more
> supporters than the materialist sub camps.
So the question now becomes can an algorithm reconstruct your qualia
from your brain-wave data without itself experiencing them?
> So, let?s take a simplistic falsifiable mathematical theory as an example,
> the way we use glutamate as a simplified falsifiable materialist example.
> Say if you predict that it is the square root of 9 that has a redness
> quality and you predict that it is the square root of 16 that has a
> greenness quality. In other words, this could be verified if no
> experimentalists could produce a redness, without doing that particular
> necessary and sufficient mathematical function that was the square root of
> But, if the prediction that it is glutamate that has the redness physical
> quality that can?t be falsified, and nobody is ever able to reproduce a
> redness experience (no matter what kind of mathematics you do) without
> physical glutamate, this would falsify functionalist and mathematical
> theories of qualia or consciousness.
If hooking EEG electrodes to your head allows a machine to show me red
whenever you are looking at red, then which does that falsify?
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