AI Mind (Was: Sound capture)

Chris Malcolm cam at
Tue Oct 5 17:33:47 CEST 2004

uj797 at (Arthur T. Murray) writes:

>"Chris S." writes on Fri, 30 Jul 2004:

>The sensorium is where we amateur mind-makers count on
>help from the amateur robot-makers. They want a mind
>for their robots; we want robots for our AI to live in.

Modularly separating the design for mind and body in this way supposes
a) that it is possible, i.e., mind design does not lie athwart body
and brain design, and b), given that supposition, that the assumptions
you have made about the nature of the interface are workable.

A growing number of roboticists, AI researchers, and philosophers of
mind argue that mind design *does* lie athwart brain and body
design. If they're right your project is doomed.
Chris Malcolm cam at +44 (0)131 651 3445 DoD #205
IPAB,  Informatics,  JCMB, King's Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, UK

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