Re: Cognution [was Re: Deep Blue - white paper]
Thu, 2 Sep 1999 10:03:55 -0700 (PDT)

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky [] wrote:
>I'm not sure how you're defining "AI" here, but such a process certainly
>wouldn't be "intelligent". It would not be creative, self-modelling, or
>capable of representing general content. It wouldn't have goals or a
>world-model except in the same way a thermostat does. Deep Blue doesn't
>know that it knows.

Assuming that you take yourself to be "intelligent", how do you know that you know that you know and that you're not just a pre-programmed system which has been programmed to claim that it knows that it knows? I'm not being facetious here, I'm perfectly serious: most arguments against AI start by claiming that humans have wonderful facilities which computers don't, when they have absolutely no proof.

Can you prove that you can do all those things you're claiming that the computer can't do? If not, why should I accept this argument?