Why is awareness of itself such a point when speaking about AI? Does it always mean a starting point for apocalyptic nightmares to occur when such a level is reached or is it just a classical example about what could be a really abstract thing that machine cannot easily posses?
I would sleep my nights far more calmfully if the situation was the latter, and I understand the first does not automatically happen. The main thing I would like to discover is the starting point - which approach came first historically? Or is there another view point in the historical first occurrence of self awareness term?