posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 08:13 AM
reply to post by Tearman
Yes the question comes down to the definition of self-aware.
Would a robot, like the ones we have today, who has a camera trained on itself, and is viewing a tv screen that displays him. Is that being
How will we be able to tell a robot is truely self-aware like we are, and not just a very complex and advanced simulation of a self-aware creature?
I guess we will be able to delve deeper into the topic once human researchers can give us a physiological explanation for consciousness and how it is
produced. although, on the other hand, consciousness may not fully be a product of the brain. Maybe consciousness "latches" onto the brain and at
times can be considered seperate from it, ever had A OBE?
These systems will only improve because they are forced to. They are self improving systems. if a certain neural network is consistently wrong, it
will die off, not because the machine chose too, but thats the rules programmed into it, that it has to follow.
For the time, I will hold my belief that AI should be considered a simulation.