Re: How would a computer know if it were conscious?

From: Brent Meeker <>
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 23:35:26 -0700

Jason wrote:
> What do others on this list think about Mark Tegmark's definition of
> consciousness:
> "I believe that consciousness is, essentially, the way information
> feels when being processed. Since matter can be arranged to process
> information in numerous ways of vastly varying complexity, this
> implies a rich variety of levels and types of consciousness."
> Source:

I think it is a very indefinite definition. It doesn't tell us anything about the levels and types and how we would make a conscious being. I think John McCarthy has a much more explicit and useful essay on his website.

Brent Meeker

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