Re: Dennett: Making a Conscious Robot

From: HARNAD, Stevan (
Date: Thu May 18 2000 - 14:41:54 BST

On Wed, 17 May 2000, Boardman, Adam wrote:

> This idea of growing up into consciousness is one that doesn't seem to fit,
> we humans don't consider our children to be unconscious (unless they are
> asleep!) when they are babies.

Correct. But a baby T3 is as unfeasible as an animal T3.

> Dennett goes on to compare with the usage of computers in film making.
> Currently though physically possible it is not practical to generate an entire
> film such as Schindler's List in a computer.

Besides, a film -- or a robot able to interact by rote only with what
happened in the film -- would not pass T3.

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