Re: Artificial intelligent - Ideas producer
Reply #26 –
I remember some years ago when philosophers (students and professors) began talking about zombies, and some few legal scholars... But (if I may presume) isn't a zombie a being derived from a human being by subtraction? A single motivating need, gaining sustenance, from a single source: us! Certainly a frightening conception; but not-to my way of thinking- a very interesting one.
The OP wondered whether a machine could be or become creative... Not too long ago, a specialized AI did produce a new proof of a Euclidean theorem — but it showed no joy in doing so, nor recognition of its accomplishment: It was merely a program operating according to the provisions given by its programmers.
It was the programmers that were surprised, and gladdened.
The confusion seems to be between new and unexpected... In what sense could an AI have expectations?
The idea that mind is an emergent property of certain kinds of matter's complexity is no better established than the Behaviorism of B. F. Skinner. We know so little true psychology that Freudian Analysis is making a comeback. (But I suppose it should have been expected: There are still believing Scientologists! Their scientific underpinnings are the same...) At least, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy knows its place.
Have you considered the phenomenon of hypnotism? Surely (and by definition) your Philosophical Zombie couldn't be hypnotized; and I defy anyone to cogently posit an AI that could...