Re: 3 "Real" Conscious Machines [WAS Re: Singularity: A rock 'em, shock'em ending soon?]

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jan 17 2006 - 19:27:52 MST

At 05:42 PM 1/17/2006 -0800, Phil wrote:

>Woody has not proposed
>any test that can be carried out by a human.

Has in fact proposed (for a profoundly half-arsed value of "proposed") a
test that specifically and by design *can't* be carried out by a human.

Presumably he means (for a deeply half-arsed value of "means") that he has
a machine that can instantiate the process Searle described: a Vast look-up
table and interface able to respond intelligibly in real time to human
attempts at communication--the most debased form of Turing test.

Damien Broderick

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