Why not Artificial Consciousness or Thought?

@article{Schlagel2004WhyNA,
  title={Why not Artificial Consciousness or Thought?},
  author={Richard H. Schlagel},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={3-28}
}
The purpose of this article is to show why consciousness and thought are not manifested in digital computers. Analyzing the rationale for claiming that the formal manipulation of physical symbols in Turing machines would emulate human thought, the article attempts to show why this proved false. This is because the reinterpretation of ‘designation’ and ‘meaning’ to accommodate physical symbol manipulation eliminated their crucial functions in human discourse. Words have denotations and… Expand
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