Artificial vs Organic Intelligence

I don’t have the background to be sure of the computer science in the following quote, but I fully agree with the biochemistry part of it; I love science and philosophy.

Artificial intelligence to human:

“for me reality is, I know, a certain large quantity of parallel-processed on-off switches in heuristic conformations… Is reality for an organic intelligence very different? Or is it merely certain chemical transactions that take place in a kilogram of fatty matter that has no eyes, no ears, no sexual organs? Everything that it knows it knows by hearsay, because some perceptual system has told it so. Every feeling it has comes to it by wire from some nerve. What is so different between us?”

From Heechee Rendezvous by Frederick Pohl.