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

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Wed Jan 18 2006 - 06:46:21 MST

--- Woody Long <> wrote:
> So the key to the test is in the theory of human level consciousness
> provided (1) that is to be applied when a system is evaluated. One
> such
> potential, applicable partial theory is the Pascal Challenge's
> implied
> theory that human level consciousness receives/processes language in
> such a
> way as to perform textual entailment recognition. Therefore, if a
> system is
> evaluated to be doing the same thing, in the same way, it can be
> said to
> be exhibiting at least SOME of the attributes of machine
> consciousness. Is
> this not a fair statement?

I don't see how performing textual entailment recognition is different
from the Turing test. I would say it's a subset of the Turing test,
since one could ask entailment questions during a Turing test.

- Phil

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