Autonomy of camputation and observer dependence

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Abstract

Issue of the observer dependence of computation entered the main stage of philosophical discussion about a quarter century ago as an argument for John R. Searle's negative answer to the question "Is the brain a digital computer?" Today, this question awakens equally strong controversies in parallel with another question "What is computation?" Searle was using his own interpretation of computation, which requires involvement of a human observer, as he presented a negative answer to the first question above. This paper is a sequel to the present author's earlier paper with an answer to the second question about computation. Its main objective here is to identify what is missing in the process of computation in order to make it autonomous and suitable for modelling mind. However, autonomy is understood as independence from human intervention in the process of computation and therefore differs from Searle's "observer independence" in establishing the status of computation.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event50th Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour , AISB 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2014 Apr 12014 Apr 4

Conference

Conference50th Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour , AISB 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period14/4/114/4/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modelling and Simulation

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