Re: [sl4] Re: goals of AI

From: Luke (
Date: Mon Nov 30 2009 - 08:58:49 MST

I agree with Matt. If a human is a machine, then the definition of
"machine" is any physical system. Which would mean ... every thing in
existence is a machine.
Which would mean ... "machine" is a synonym for "thing"
Which would mean ... "machine" is a useless word.

 - Luke

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Matt Paul <> wrote:

>> If humans are machines, then isn't the existence of humans a trivial
>> proof that human intelligence can be recreated in a machine?
>> I would say not necessarily. I guess if you think the only thing a human
> is is a machine. Personally I think there is more to us than that.

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