Does Inteligence require conciousness?

Mentifex mentifex at my-deja.com
Thu Oct 26 01:53:56 EST 2000


In article <8t73rm$jin$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>,
  simonh_hibbs at my-deja.com wrote:
>
> I've been thinking about how we might construct an artificial
> inteligence, and the architecture of a mind in general, and
> the following question occured to me.
Mentifex/ATM:
Now that people are actively coding artificial minds based on
neuroscientific principles, the dull imaginations of the SF
writers are losing out to the Grand Challenge project of AI.
http://www.geocities.com/mentifex/js-mind.html -- AI emerges.

> Does Inteligence require conciousness?
ATM:
http://www.geocities.com/mentifex/conscius.html is a PD AI
treatment of consciousness as an emergent epiphenomenon.
IMHO inteligence does not so much *require* consciousness
as inescapably give rise to, or *cause* consciousness as
a natural by-product of knowledge about self and the world:
"Cogito ergo sum" -- the immortal words of Renatius Cartesius.

> Is it necessery that an artificial inteligence must be
> self aware, or rather have an experience of being which
> is not a result of mere sensory evidence of it's existence?
>
> Any thoughts?
ATM:
It is hard to imagine any other self-awareness than the
sensory one.  One wonders what alternative you may suggest.
Even the internal consciousness of a dream is sensory.
>
> Simon Hibbs  [...]
>
--
http://www.geocities.com/mentifex/acm.html Art of Computer Mindmaking;
http://www.geocities.com/mentifex/mind4th.html Mind.Forth PD AI;
http://www.geocities.com/mentifex/tutorial.html The AI Tutorial;
http://www.geocities.com/mentifex/standard.html "Standards in AI"


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