Why computers can't feel pain
Bishop, Mark (J. M.). 2009. Why computers can't feel pain. Minds and Machines, 19(4), pp. 507-516. ISSN 0924-6495 [Article]No full text available
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Abstract or Description
The most cursory examination of the history of artificial intelligence highlights numerous egregious claims of its researchers, especially in relation to a populist form of ‘strong’ computationalism which holds that any suitably programmed computer instantiates genuine conscious mental states purely in virtue of carrying out a specific series of computations. The argument presented herein is a simple development of that originally presented in Putnam’s (Representation & Reality, Bradford Books, Cambridge in 1988) monograph, ‘‘Representation &