Re: [sl4] Re: goals of AI

From: Pavitra (
Date: Mon Nov 30 2009 - 04:18:09 MST

Matt Paul wrote:
> Yes. I think a human being counts as a machine, among other things.
> Look at my comment about dimensions. I think this clarifies best.

But you said...

On Nov 24, 2009, at 09:19 AM, "Matt Paul" wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2009, at 1:22 AM, "John K Clark" wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 "Matt Paul" <> said:
>>> Is the intelligence that has advanced humanity actually able to be
>>> recreated in a machine?
>> Yes obviously
> -- you say obviously, but it seems much less than obvious to me.
> 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.

If humans are machines, then isn't the existence of humans a trivial
proof that human intelligence can be recreated in a machine?

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