Our memories and our beliefs are essentially just facts that are kept in a database, and our thoughts and plans are just systematic patterns. Our senses connect the mind to everything around us, and by doing so they cause physical energy and information to sync. This is the computational theory of the mind. The theory suggests that our minds are intelligent and rational information processors. If critics would like proof, then artificial intelligence is well on its way to showing the world that matter is capable of doing what the mind can.
One way that people try to prove Eliminative Materialism to be true is through technology. Certainly if we are able to create computers and software that mimic the human mind, then Eliminative Materialism is a sound solution to the mind-body problem. In order to examine if computers actually do mimic the human mind then we must first look at the capabilities of the human mind. If one looks closely at the capabilities of the human mind and compares them to the most recent technological advances, then it would be obvious that computers and software are beginning to mimic even the most advanced mental states. In the future, computers will be able to do anything the human mind is capable of thus proving Eliminative Materialism to be a sound solution to the mind-body problem.
They are two ways of using this device, invasive and non-invasive. The invasive method requires for the device to be implanted directly into the brain, while the non-invasive method only consists of placing the device on the surface of the scalp. The only reason why any of this technology exists is because of how our brain works. "Our brains are filled with neurons, individual nerve cells connected to one another by dendrites and axons. 222 Every time we think, move, feel or remember something, our neurons are at work" (Grabianowski 1).
What if there was a way to upload your brain to a computer and to control it from there. What if you can upload it to a computer substrate and then control a robot with it. Mind uploading is what this is talking about it, but it would be impossible to do it right now with the technology we have right now. With mind uploading being fully developed it could open so many opportunity such as having a prolonged life. There could even be a creation of a whole new virtual world from the creation of mind uploading.
The brain contains mindware similarly as a computer contains software. c. Therefore, computers are capable of being intelligent beings. I find, however, that Clark’s conclusion is false, and that the following considerations provide a convincing argument for the premises leading to this conclusion, starting with premise one: “the brain is constructed like a computer, since both contain parts which enable them to function.” This statement is plausible, yet questionable. Yes, the mind contains tissue, veins, and nerves etc. which enable it to function, the same way that a computer contains wires, chips, and gigabytes etc.
According to philosophy, The Brain in a Vat is an element used in many experiments ,intended to draw out certain features of our ideas of reality , truth , knowledge and mind.The basic concept behind it is that a machine some other evil thing has removed the human brain from the body and kept it in a jar/vat of life sustaining liquid .The neurons of the brain kept in a vat are then,indeed, connected to a computer via wires which provide electrical impulses to the brain similar to the ones it received in the body. Then , the computer would stimulate reality and the brain that has been kept in a vat would function normally as it used to do earlier , and the human would never be able to distinguish whether the brain is in the skull or a
A prime example of how efficiently speech-understanding software is working for those who need information from the Net is Tellme (1-... ... middle of paper ... ...t also understand free flowing speech of multiple languages. Humans will be able to communicate with computers the same way they communicate with other people. When someone will need to ask for a document he or she will simply tell the computer what is needed without having to know where and how the information is stored. Users will be able to specify the information they want without having to go through fixed sets of choices. Computers and users will engage in interactive conversations, allowing the user to retrieve the needed information in a small number of steps.
The Central Processing Unit, also known as the CPU, is relative to the brain of a person. The brain commands the body to do actions and processes information. Without the CPU in the computer, it could not function at all. The CPU processes all information and sends it through the motherboard to the proper location. The Monitor acts as the head of the body.
These types of neural networks can be used in many important situations such as priority in an emergency room, for financial assistance, and any type of pattern recognition such as handwritten or text-to-speech recognition. The most basic elements of a neural network, the artificial neurons, are modeled after the neurons of the brain. The "real" neuron is composed of four parts: the dendrites, soma, axon, and the synapse. The dendrites receive input from other neuron's synapses, the soma processes the information received, the axon carries the action potential which fires the neuron when a threshold is breached, and the synapse is where the neuron sends its output, which are in the form of neurotransmitters, to the dendrites of other neurons. Each neuron in the human brain can connect with up to 200,000 other neurons.
We can take our computer example and translate that into terms of the brain. Mental states are dependent upon brain states in the same way that the functions of a computer program are dependent upon computer hardware. The way Functionalists speak about this is to say that brain states help to realize mental states and that the mind is in fact a total functional system. By this they mean that a mind is made up of the total possible functional (mental) states that it can have and that these interact with the “inputs” and each other in order to produce “outputs.” Functionalists say that if we think of mental states in this wa...