New Meetup: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE -- can a computer run a mind?

From: Alex N.
Sent on: Friday, August 20, 2010 2:58 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Analytic Philosophy CLUB!

What: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE -- can a computer run a mind?

When: Tuesday, August 31,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Espresso Vivace
532 Broadway Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
[masked]

Next time, we will discuss ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (i.e. can a computer (running an algorithm) give rise to a MIND?). (Date in about 2 weeks, exact day TBA)

The classic "pro" argument from the father of computer science, Alan Turing:
http://mind.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/LIX/236/433
(you can skim past the description of computing/machines)

The classic "con" argument from John Searle against algorithm-based-AI:
http://pami.uwaterloo.ca/tizhoosh/docs/Searle.pdf

The wikipedia article is actually not that bad, it appears:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_artificial_intelligence

If you have time to watch the movie AI, it actually illustrates Turing's point.

If anyone has some additional readings to recommend, please do so.

We can walk over to the lounge in my apt. complex if the group becomes large-ish.

See you there!

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