From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 26 2002 - 13:56:40 MDT
> Do you think these sorts of surprises will (or could) have broad
> philosophical impact if (or when) they become either:
> [a] much more numerous (overwhelming quantity)?
> [b] explicable by an AGI that can tell us more about the underlying
> structures the AGI sees but we don't?
My guess is that [b] will have a huge emotional/philosophical impact on
humans, whereas [a] will not.
Very numerous and diverse, highly specialized AI's are just going to seem to
humans like useful tools or interesting scientific entities.
When a software program gives the qualitative impression of being a mind, of
having experiences and some sort of feelings...
that's the big deal!
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