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[9]: Cursing Computer
by kwan_e on Mon 28th May 2012 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Cursing Computer"
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I am sorry but you fundamentally make humans the equivalent of neurons in a greater scheme

"Boo hoo! I don't like to consider the possibility that my consciousness is not the highest expression of the idea! Boo hoo!"

- you are starting out from a point that is literally and formally unprovable and not demonstrable; it's less of an open-ended question than a figment of the imagination:

Have you considered the possibility that a lot of scientific breakthroughs come about through the imagination of an alternative hypothesis?

A figment of the imagination can be used as an open ended question.

You do know that you've just proved an earlier point I've made that some people think in what basically amounts to greedy-depth-first-search. You've proved an earlier point I made that not even humans can think like what we think humans are capable of. You've proved that you're nothing more than a greedy-depth-first-search algorithm.

you might ask yourself who or what is behind all those neurons that are apparently casting about unmoored in that mind of yours casting grand comparisons between things that are not observable. A thinker! My word - either they (the neurons) have consciousness of the entire operative mind resolving such things to be effective in this way or something else motivates them that isn't them and is apart from them (a bit like a creator: gasp! You are the creator of thoughts!!).

That does not in any way answer any question.

In neither way is it good for your argument.

What argument? Who's making an argument? It seems you are the only one making an argument. It's obvious now: you won't even allow honest open questions because they offend your sensibilities.

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