Minds brains and programs pdf
Minds, Brains, Bodies and Programs - Michael Weir - TEDxUniversityofStAndrews
Minds, Brains, and Programs
Minds, Brains, and Programs Published on Jan 1, John R. Searle 51 Estimated H-index: Request Full-text. View in Source. This article can be viewed as an attempt to explore the consequences of two propositions. These two propositions have the following consequences 3 The explanation of how the brain produces intentionality cannot be that it does it by instantiating a computer program.
Some brief notes on Searle, "Minds, Brains, and Programs. Background: Researchers in Artificial Intelligence AI and other fields often suggest that our mental activity is to be understood as like that of a computer following a program. Our brains are simply massive information processors with a great deal of working and long-term memory. The Chinese Room thought experiment p. Searle receives paper with "squiggle squoggles " on it through the in-slot and, by following the instructions in the book, draws " squoggle squiggles" on paper, and sends it through the out-slot. The operation of the Chinese Room would appear to pass a "Turing Test" conducted in Chinese: a native Chinese speaker outside the room would be deceived into thinking he was communicating with someone who genuinely understands Chinese inside the room.
In this chapter, the author argues that strong artificial intelligence must be false, since a human agent could instantiate the program and not have the appropriate mental states. He explores some consequences of the fact that human and animal brains are the causal bases of existing mental phenomena. The mental—non mental distinction cannot be just in the eye of the beholder—it must be intrinsic to the systems, for otherwise it would be up to any beholder to treat people as non mental. The residual operationalism is joined to a residual form of dualism; indeed, strong AI only makes sense given the dualistic assumption that where the mind is concerned the brain doesn't matter. The robot would have a television camera attached to it that enabled it to see, it would have arms and legs that enabled it to act, and all of this would be controlled by its computer brain. Such a robot would have genuine understanding and other mental states. Search all titles.