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Dianelos Georgoudis's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Dianelos Georgoudis

The article claims that "elephants have recently demonstrated they too are conscious and have minds". And how was that demonstrated? "We report a successful mirror self-awareness elephant test".

Really? So mirror self-awareness (i.e. the ability of a physical system to distinguish itself in a mirror) implies that it is conscious and has a mind? Why, if that is so then I can build an artificial consciousness with about 100 Euros and a few days of work.

(BTW, thanks for the recommendation, Duff. This looks like a good book.)

Mon, 14 May 2007 00:25:00 UTC | #37560