Re: Jaron Lanier Got Up My Shnoz on AI

From: John Clark (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 22:37:11 MST

Randall Randall <> Wrote:

> Creativity is just mixing data to produce new data that seems
> relevant.

Gee, you make it sound so easy!

> Sentience, on the other hand, is sort of vague, and involves
> awareness of self.

Animals have been aware of themselves for a very long time,
certainly the parts of the brain that deal with fear, love, pleasure
and pain are very old; but it took another 400 million years of
experimentation before evolution invented true intelligence and
the creativity it produces.

         John K Clark

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