Re: Jaron Lanier Got Up My Shnoz on AI

From: Dossy (
Date: Sun Jan 13 2002 - 13:24:20 MST

On 2002.01.13, J. R. Molloy <> wrote:
> So, I think you're right to suggest that robots will be designed to
> remain zombies... super-intelligent, but not self-aware, because
> there's no money in creating machines that enjoy life as much as
> contemplatives do.

This begs the question of "what is creativity" -- is there money
in creating machines that are as creative as humans? Would that
require creating artificially sentient machines? Wouldn't there
be money in that, then?

Is there such a notion as a "naturally sentient machine"? What
would you consider a machine/robot that hosts an uploaded human?
The sentience would be the human's, wouldn't it? Or would it ...

-- Dossy

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