Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th May 2012 03:53 UTC
General Development FuriousFanBoys interviews Ben Goertzel regarding Artificial Intelligence. Ben started the OpenCog project (an open sourced AI non-profit), acts as an adviser to the Singularity University, and currently bounces back between Hong Kong and Maryland building in-game AI.
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RE[3]: Cursing Computer
by kwan_e on Mon 28th May 2012 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cursing Computer"
kwan_e
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I think he ruled out more than 2 billion people as being intelligent, since the majority of people don't take cigarette breaks.

Either that, or you're missing the point.


No, you two are missing the wider point. You two make the error that a computer system must necessarily behave in a human recognizable manner to be considered conscious. If you make that argument, then you can similarly posit a situation where an advanced alien race can consider us not-conscious because we don't meet their criteria.

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