He bought a brain wave scanning kit and tested it on physical signs of his abstract thought, playing a game.
Yes, and what happened then?:
Another interesting thing is the direction of causality. The intensity of my mental processing brought about an observable brain state. The causality did not go in the other direction; the magenta brain state did not increase my conscious process.
So my subjective mental experience brought about a change in my physical brain. In other words, my consciousness has a causal impact on my physical processing unit, the brain.
Eric Holloway, “Playing Tetris shows that true artificial intelligence is impossible” at Mind Matters News
See the scans. Read the rest.
Will brain wave scanning be the worst thing that has happened to naturalism since genome mapping kayoed Darwin?
If you enjoyed this item, here are some of Eric Holloway’s other reflections on human consciousness and computer intelligence:
No materialist theory of consciousness is plausible All such theories either deny the very thing they are trying to explain, result in absurd scenarios, or end up requiring an immaterial intervention
We need a better test for AI intelligence Better than Turing or Lovelace. The difficulty is that intelligence, like randomness, is mathematically undefinable
Will artificial intelligence design artificial superintelligence? And then turn us all into super-geniuses, as some AI researchers hope? No, and here’s why not