Re: [sl4] Re: Uploads coming first would be good, right?

From: Randall Randall (
Date: Thu Mar 05 2009 - 11:19:03 MST

On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 09:56:06AM -0800, John K Clark wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Mar 2009 "Toby Weston"
> <> said:
> > What is required for an AI to be conscious?
> That it be intelligent. That is the strategy that Evolution took and it
> successfully produced at least one conscious being, probably more.
> > A super inteligent, but not conscious, AI [?..]
> If you believe that is possible then I can only conclude that you do not
> believe in Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

Well, it could be that consciousness requires intelligence but isn't
actually intelligence. A human-equivalent intelligence with no goals
wouldn't reproduce very effectively in the ancestral environment, so
evolution would never build such a thing, but that doesn't mean we


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