Re: Problem we don't have for tech we don't have to be solved by open letter. Conclusion: Arseholes
>Maybe there is someone in the group who actually deals with these AI things?
1. Nobody currently knows the mechanisms behind our human conciousness.
2. There are several approaches to studying / replicating human conciousness
3. Whilst one approach is based on modelling structures in our brains with neural networks made from classical computers, others* suggest that we need to look beyond classical computation. i.e there is be a quantum mechanical aspect to conciousness.
4. If this is correct, physicists have a role to play in studying / developing AI.
5. The 20th Century saw mathematicians and physicists playing in what had previously been the philosophers' sandpit.
*Perhaps most famously argued by Roger Penrose in the book The Emperor's New Mind. Penrose worked with Hawking on black holes.