In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com wrote:
> Virgil wrote: > > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > > email@example.com wrote: > > [...] > > > > > > The statement "I am" is proven true the moment it is asserted, for it > > > could not possibly be asserted if it wasn't true. As it asserts nothing > > > less than the existence of whoever or whatever asserted. > > > > > > In what sense is the claim of "I am" by a simple bot necessarily true? > > No statement has been made in anything I wrote about "what" I am or > "who" I am. No such stement needs to be made. The statement "I am" > asserts the existence of *whoever or whatever* formulated it.
One must first prove that what one assumes is an assertion is actually an assertion, which would be quite difficult to prove for an object without any evidence of any abililty to act for itself.
If a robot produces the phrase "I am", how does one determine whether the robot is asserting anything? Maybe it just needs oiling.
First one would have to prove that the robot "knew" English, otherwise "I am" might mean something quite different from its English meaning.