Yes, creating imagination is fanciful and does not insist on logic at every step of the way. Creative imagination can give a theory the benefit of the doubt("negative capability" Keats)if the theory suits the temporary situation as in situation ethics. The world can seem a kinder place when you are looking at a wild cherry tree in the springtime.UniversalAlien wrote: ↑September 22nd, 2020, 6:32 pmBelindi wrote:
"......... I imagine artificial devices cannot be stroppy and self opinionated."
The way "I see it" its the concept "I imagine" that is most important
- Can our hypothetical AI actually imagine ? - Not calculate possibilities, though that may be involved,
but actually show "creative imagination" - This may be a better determination of sentience and a machine
with a living brain. A super calculating machine is just that, but is not conscious.
A machine with a creative imagination shows consciousness.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10. ... ode=upaq20