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originally posted by: Planet teleX
I'm not sure sentience would really have concepts like "where" and "who" unless programmed in from the start, in which case the question may be rigged. I imagine (if it has vision) it would be asking "what is that?".
originally posted by: Thorneblood
How do we even know the question will be in english? Or in words?
Think about it this way. Is a child's first question to a parent Who am I? or What am I?
Those are deeper philosophical questions...not right out of the box thoughts.
There is actually a wonderful scene in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which puts all this in a different perspective that I found fascinating.
The question the AI asked was this....
Why is a math book so sad?
Because it has so many problems.
The point is, we had some very smart people make a lot of assumptions a long time ago about this topic. But those were different times and we are different people now.
Expand your thinking on the topic instead of rehashing what's been said for years, and maybe we will get close to answering the actual question.