A computer Will be Never Able to Replicate the Human Mind Perfectly
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I will support that a computer will never be able to replicate the human mind (including the human experience of pain, emotions etc…) (i am PRO)
My opponent will support A computer will be able to replicate the human mind perfectly (given some sort of future technology) (My opponent is CON)
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Human mind = a mind of a human being, in its entirety, and all functions of the brain (including feeling emotions and pain)
Replicate = make an exact copy of; reproduce
Computer = an electronic device for storing and processing data.
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- Mary’s Room The thought experiment is as follows: Mary lives her entire life in a room devoid of color—she has never directly experienced color in her entire life, though she is capable of it. Through black-and-white books and other media, she is educated on neuroscience to the point where she becomes an expert on the subject. Mary is aware of all physical facts about color and color perception. After Mary’s studies on color perception in the brain are complete, she exits the room and experiences, for the very first time, direct color perception. She sees the color red for the very first time, and learns something new about it — namely, what red looks like. This means that there is a subjective qualia we cannot explain, and therefore cannot program into a computer. This same logic can be applied to pain, and emotion.
- The Chinese Room. an English-speaking man in a room, given orders to talk to the people outside of the room who speak Chinese. Chinese characters are slipped under the door, and he answers them through a book, which tells him what characters to write in response to the characters slipped under the door. Because of this, he can communicate to the people outside of the room, however, he knows no Chinese. This is a perfect analogy to how computers work. They are given “if this, then that” orders, without actually knowing the orders themselves, therefore, will never replicate the human brain, because the human brain can do this things
In the first example, the acquisition of unknown information is proposed, that information, however, is based directly on sensory perception, in this case sight, therefore, replicating that perception of the color red, depends solely on knowing the physical causes of that sensory perception
"since the mind is the result of physical causes, it is enough to replicate these same causes to replicate the mind"
it is based on the assumption that the machines could only work by orders of this and that
To say that china is conscious is equivalent to saying that my body is conscious, china contains an object that is certainly conscious, the group of humans that performs this process of exchanging information is conscious, since each human in the group is conscious.
If the mind cannot be affected by the brain, then you and I should not lose concentration due to a physical issue such as sleep, but in fact we do, we can both confirm that our mind not only seems affected, but also fact, it is affected
although it is true that a man who does not know these languages could be inside, there could also be one who knows them, in the same way, it may be that the machine is not thinking, Just receiving orders, it may be that you are thinking and receiving orders, so it could work without receiving orders.
it could be that the physical causes are not only the sending of messages, but the electrical signal transferred in a specific way.
medication is no more useful than psychotherapy because we do not yet know the full functioning of the brain.
if the man, for example, is born in the room, and videos of words that he must associate with are presented to him. images, little by little he will learn their meanings, it was only necessary that the learning capacity was present to be able to get the man to learn Chinese.