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Humanist Archives: Sept. 6, 2021, 8:18 a.m. Humanist 35.216 - an attested hypothesis?

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 216.
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        Date: 2021-09-06 06:51:46+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty <>
        Subject: an attested hypothesis?

Perhaps someone can help. I would like to know if the following
hypothesis has persistent traction among researchers in artificial
intelligence: that the brain, in ways that remain to be discovered,
computes with sufficient similarity to the digital machine that
imitation below the threshold of detection can be achieved. If so,
up-to-date examples of arguments along such lines would be appreciated.

Many thanks.

Willard McCarty,
Professor emeritus, King's College London;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews;  Humanist

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