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  •  An AI that satisfies our behavioral (2+ / 0-)
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    desires is completely beside the point of consciousness, and especially self consciousness.  Objective behavior is completely separate from subjective self-consciousness.  Maybe we're just talking past each other here.  I think it's entirely possible that we'll have computers that will mimic the actions of entities that we consider self-conscious, but the question of consciousness is entirely separate.  In fact, we have done almost no study on the question beyond the realm of philosophy, which is fine for what it is.  How can we create something we can't even define?

    The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:35:57 PM PST

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    •  Maybe mimicking the actions of (1+ / 0-)
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      self-consciousness is self-consciousness.  Maybe it's a difference without real distinction.

      •  Um, no, it isn't (0+ / 0-)

        Self-consciousness is a subjective experience not a set of actions.  This is a basic aspect of self-consciousness that we all, or at least I, experience.  That's a necessary part of any definition of self-consciousness.

        The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:11:11 AM PST

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