Reply to post: Re: Bishop Bollocks

Calm down, Elon. Deep learning won't make AI generally intelligent

veti Silver badge

Re: Bishop Bollocks

Yes, there's more going on in the brain than you can model with a neural net. The brain and the body are intrinsically connected in profound ways: electronic and chemical processes from all parts of the body affect what goes on in the brain. That's why drugs are a thing.

But that doesn't mean we can't, in principal, model all those processes as well, if we want to.

But the question of what happens if we build a sufficiently complex neural net, and then don't give it those sorts of connections, is to me even more interesting. If we built a brain without a body - a brain that has no concept of what it means to feel hungry or tired or cold or horny - what, exactly, would it think about?

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