Ghosts, Turing Tests, and Philosophical Zombies

Discuss the philosophy found in the various incarnations of Ghost in the Shell

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Ghosts, Turing Tests, and Philosophical Zombies

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I read a cool article: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... o-see.html

In which there was discussion of Philosophical Zombies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_zombie

And that got me thinking about the Tachikomas and their ghosts.

Since the goal of most AI is to create a device that can pass a Turing Test ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test ) is there any way that you can tell the difference between an AI that can pass the TT, but is a PZ and one that actually has a ghost?


when I get more time later I'll format the links more friendly.

EDIT: fixed annoying typo in title
People tend to look at you a little strangely when they know you stuff voodoo dolls full of Ex-Lax.
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