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

From: Toby Weston (
Date: Thu Mar 05 2009 - 15:46:31 MST

Sorry if my posts don't clearly show who wrote what - partly me being sloppy, partly my mail client. Toby On 5 Mar 2009, at 23:13, Toby Weston <> wrote: On 5 Mar 2009, at 18:56, "John K Clark" <> wrote: On Wed, 4 Mar 2009 "Toby Weston" <> said: What is required for an AI to be conscious? I did not write that. 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. What? Why? People can atribute consciousness to inanimate objects like cars or teddies or volcanos. I think a complicated machine could fool people but still be inanimate and not self aware. Are you saying that anything that acts clever enough to <insert test here> is conscious? I think you are saying: algorithmic complexity = inteligence = consciosness. This is certainly one hypothosis. Toby -- John K Clark -- - The professional email service

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