Conscious experiences not required
The truth of a statement about some person X—eg, "X thinks" or "X understands"— doesn't depend on the existence of a correlated conscious thinking event or conscious understanding event in X.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1953).
Artificial Intelligence »Artificial Intelligence
Can computers think? [1] »Can computers think? [1]
No: computers can't be conscious [6] »No: computers can't be conscious [6]
Consciousness is necessary to thought »Consciousness is necessary to thought
Conscious experiences not required
Consciousness might still be necessary »Consciousness might still be necessary
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