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"Ok, so perhaps if we were to attach together a linear processor (left hemisphere) with a neural net (right hemisphere) we might be getting somewhere. And we might.
But for the fact that the left hemisphere isn’t honest.
It doesn’t work to create hi-fidelity output like the right hemisphere does. Instead, it does something very unexpected.
It seems to be working after the fact. That is to say, the rational processing it comes up with that seem to precede the decisions we make actually takes place after those decisions are made.
Very shortly after “a matter of microseconds” but after, and not before."
"What if the human mind is itself artificial intelligence?"
"What then for AI?
It might be closer than we think. If this is true, we’ve been looking at it all wrong. Instead of strapping a linear processor to a neural net, why not do something different?
Strap two neural nets together. One of them exists to chart reality as best it can, with a number of sensors feeding raw data into it. One of them, the master one, exists not to recognise patterns, but to project them. To project a very specific kind of pattern. The illusion of rationality."
An array of rat brain cells has successfully flown a virtual F-22 fighter jet. The cells could one day become a more sophisticated replacement for the computers that control uncrewed aerial vehicles or, in the nearer future, form a test-bed for drugs against brain diseases such as epilepsy.
Enzymes were used to extract neurons from the motor cortex of mature rat embryos and cells were then seeded onto a grid of gold electrodes patterned on a glass Petri dish. The cells grew microscopic interconnections, turning them into a "live computation device", explains Thomas DeMarse, a biomedical engineer at the University of Florida in Gainesville, US, who carried out the research.
Computer Consciousness is Inevitable
A human cannot create their own consciousness.
It is programmed into us via different chemical and social inputs.
A baby does not decide to think, it just starts thinking because it was created with that ability, and its thought processes are augmented over time by additional input.
There are aspects of our consciousness that cannot be replicated by a computer right now, but there is no aspect of our consciousness that cannot theoretically be replicated by a computer.
The REALEST part of a human is Consciousness. It does not require a body to exist, and has existed prior to the Body being born, will continue to exist after the body dies.
You're thinking about the "thinking part of the Brain." Yet when a child is born, it is Aware. Pure Awareness prior to what social inputs teach it, is non-local consciousness. Scientists are already starting to consider this.
I can spend an hour, right now, in a state of No-Thought through years of training. The same No-Thought state I was in as a new born. I can decide to think, or to not think.
Robots will need to replicate Physical/Flesh Neurons/Micro Tubules, and then attach that to circuitry in order to access consciousness