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originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
Question: What is intelligence without consciousness? Is it possible to have intelligence without consciousness?
What is consciousness other than an expression of intelligence? If you've ever owned a cat or a dog I'm sure you've noticed their ability to actually think and operate on more than pure emotion. You can contrast this with a tree which as far as we can tell isn't intelligent.
Are you certain that a machine intelligence has no consciousness? How about if we make one that's sentient?
Neuralbot is an automated Quake2 deathmatch opponent(bot) that uses an artificial neural network to control its actions and a genetic algorithm to train its neural network.(NN)
The bot is basically totally autonomous; that is no pre-programmed behaviours are included in its AI code.
The only vaguely non-autonomous aspect to the bot is its find_target function - the bot is hard-coded to select the nearest visible possible-target in it's field of view. This aspect of the bot AI has been programmed in by me because the processing power is not really there to provide the bot with a sense of where the enemy is using just ray-traces.(sight simulation)
This bot is unique (I think) in this aspect as the only bot that learns all its behaviour. So how does it learn? As mentioned above, the bot uses an artificial neural-network (ANN) to choose what to do next. A genetic algorithm modifies the neural-network so that the bot gets more frags - the bot learns.
In programming this bot I am not attempting to create the best bot yet for Quake2 or anything like that. This bot is first and foremost an experiment in artificial intelligence.
originally posted by: yuppa
Thats your view,but a majority of people would seriously flip out if suddenly these machines claimed souls. Were talking witch trial level flip out here.
originally posted by: Mister_Bit
This quote from Jurassic Park springs to mind...
"Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should"
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I think if you are aware enough to ask if you have a consciousness, you probably do.