Efforts to relate insect to human consciousness are doomed because the distinguishing features of human consciousness are abstract thinking and moral choice.
Rather than refute Harris by pointing out why his statement scores high on the irony meter, I thought I’d ask ChatGPT to do it for me.
AI works because humans are real creative beings, and AIs are built using gigantic amounts of diverse and creative datasets made by humans.
A person who speaks no Chinese whatsoever inhabits a room full of file cabinets full of questions and answers — all written in Chinese.
Under Kurzweil’s transhumanist vision of the future, AI promises us superhuman capabilities complete with heaven on earth and eternal life.