Re: [sl4] Re: goals of AI.

From: Pavitra (
Date: Tue Nov 24 2009 - 22:49:34 MST

Matt Paul wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2009, at 1:34 PM, "John K Clark" wrote:
>> On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 "Matt Paul" <> said:
>>> There are aspects of our "intelligence" that I think may not truly be
>>> physical, not a neurochemical process, not a logic system that can be
>>> mathematically represented.
>> I am not surprised, nearly everybody would agree with you because
>> nearly
>> everybody believes in the soul even if they don't like the word very
>> much. I don't.
> I'm not talking about a soul. I'm speaking on components of
> consciousness that may not reside in a physical manifestation. I don't
> know if you see the distinction here...

"Does not reside in a physical manifestation" does not automatically
imply "cannot be mathematically represented". The important question to
AI is not one of physicalism, but of determinism.

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