Does the "China Room" thought experiment prove that consciousness and thinking cannot be understood as a program and a set of algorithms?

Does the "China Room" thought experiment prove that consciousness and thinking cannot be understood as a program and a set of algorithms?

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answers (2)

Answer 1
January, 2021

No. If the set of instructions that a person placed in a room follows is comprehensive enough to support a conversation, then there is consciousness. Only this is not the consciousness of a person who adds hieroglyphs, but ... a set of instructions)

Answer 2
January, 2021

There are different opinions. The experiment proves nothing, of course. But in my opinion, the Chinese room and arguments like those given by Roger Penrose are very convincing.

Besides, in quantum mechanics - the fundamental science of the Universe as we understand it now - the role of the observer's consciousness is inherent. And this is weird. How is consciousness connected with elementary particles?

This hints that the brain does not work as a simple algorithm, otherwise the concept of consciousness would not be included in the physics of elementary particles at such a fundamental and integral level.

All this is debatable, of course.

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