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

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Tue Jan 17 2006 - 20:06:41 MST

--- Damien Broderick <> wrote:

> 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.

I didn't mean the test can't be taken by a human - I meant the test
can't be evaluated by a human. He said some stuff about how the
program must be conscious, with no suggestion as to how to determine
the outcome of the test.

- Phil

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