On Tue, 15 Jun 1999 13:52:03 -0700 (PDT) Eugene Leitl
>I think usage of philosophical terms such as 'qualia' to explain
>(away) intelligence is a definite dead end.
The phenomenologists of the '30s were the first people to discover the deep complexity of natural intelligence. Analysis always comes before synthesis.
I find human qualia uninteresting because I think they are a side-effect of our pattern-recognition mechanisms.
On the other hand, one can't design intelligence without designing a pattern-recognition system that can recognize patterns in its own behavior.
For me the real question was always, "What _should be_ the qualia of a thought?"