Questions tagged [artificial-consciousness]

Use this for question relating to Artificial Consciousness / Synthetic Consciousness. Largely synonymous with "Self Awareness", but restricted to engineered artifacts (AIs)

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“AI will kill us all! The machines will rise up!” - what is being done to dispel such myths?

Science Fiction has frequently shown AI to be a threat to the very existence of mankind. AI systems have often been the antagonists in many works of fiction, from 2001: A Space Odyssey through to The ...
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Should awareness of the existence of the AI designer be embedded in the AI consciousness?

Should awareness of the existence of the AI designer be embedded in the AI consciousness itself?
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How can we classify something as Artificially intelligent or not? [duplicate]

I was attempting the problem of classifying whether a bar code scanner is example of artificial intelligence or not. I have become very confused after thinking on this: I am under the impression that ...
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Developmental systems that try to explain or understand the reward value in the reinforcement learning?

Are there methods (possibly logical or (how they are called in the literature) relational) that allows for the developmental systems to understand or explain the value of the received reward during ...
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Can $\Phi$ measure of Integrated Information Theory serve as reward for reinforcement learning system?

Can $\Phi$ measure (computed rigorously or approximately) of Integrated Information Theory serve as reward for self-evolving/learning reinforcement learning system and hence we let this system to ...
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How agent's reasoning skills can improve its reinforcement learning?

Agent can have reasoning skills (prediction, taking calculated guesses, etc.) and those skills can help reinforcement learning of this agent. Of course, reinforcement learning itself can help to ...
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What are the technological challenges that AI faces today?

I am writing a field report on AI. I was wondering what the technological challenges are that AI is facing today. I have written the following so far. AI needs common sense like a human common AI ...
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Which fields of AI are actively researching consciousness?

Max Tegmark discusses the topic consciousness in his book Life 3.0 and comes to the conclusion, that consciousness is substrate independent. If his analysis is correct, it should be possible to create ...
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How would a quantum computer potentially facilitate artificial consciousness, assuming it is possible?

How would a quantum computer potentially facilitate artificial consciousness, assuming it is possible?
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What are the prerequisites and skills for studying machine learning? [duplicate]

I just got interested in machine learning. For days, I searched many sites about the prerequisites and skills (including mathematical skills) needed to learn machine learning. I want to take my ...
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Complex systems constituting an entity unto itself

Introduction: The notion that various social complex systems (e.g. society, family, business company, state, etc) could be regarded as ones exhibiting consistent traits of behaviour of their own - ...
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If AI can perceive, can it be sentient? [duplicate]

I think that AI perceive the world. Can an AI be sentient?
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What would be a possible approach for Swarm AI toward democratic education?

There are some happenings in Human Swarm Artificial Intelligence and some schools K-12 running without teachers and the kids studying anything on their own. What would be a possible approach for Human ...
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Will Human Cognitive Evolution Drown in Response to Artificial Intelligence?

If Human Intelligence and Creativity are Spawned from Struggle and Adversity would an Adverse-Free World of Artificial Intelligence Abduct Human Intelligence? (Google DeepDream) Simplicity is the ...
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Why are Neural Networks considered Artificially Intelligent?

Why in every aspect are we now considering Neural Networks as an Artificially Intelligent entity/program?
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The possibility of emerging of the psychology of an artificial intelligence

The question, in short, is: what the possibility of emerging of the new branch of the psychology - the psychology of an artificial intelligence? Possibly as a new branch of an engineering psychology, ...
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Can neural network take decision about its own weights (update of weights)?

Can neural network take decision about its own weights (update of weights) during training phase or during the phase of parallel training and inference? When one region of hierarchical NN takes ...
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Does AI rely on determinism?

I don’t believe in freewill, but most people do. Although I’m not sure how an act of freewill could even be described (let alone replicated), is libertarian freewill something that is considered for ...
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How important is consciousness for making advanced artificial intelligence?

How important is consciousness and self-consciousness for making advanced AIs? How far away are we from making such? When making e.g. a neural network there's (very probably) no consciousness within ...
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Overoptimism in predictions about artificial intelligence?

Placing Hype and Fame Aside Marketing departments for technology corporations throw the word smart around with cavalier inaccuracy. We know, if we have written any mobile phone applications, that ...
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How important will statistical learning be to a conscious AI?

Deep learning is based on getting a large number of samples and essentially making statistical deductions and outputting probabilities. On the other hand we have formal programming languages like ...
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What if there's a game where all the AI people actually lived?

Imagine the fictitious scenario in a role playing game (RPG) where the non-playing characters (NPCs) within the RPG are conscious of their own surrounding and consider the developer to be god. The ...
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does human digital consciousness counts as artificial consciousness?

If there is a game that able to copy human consciousness and make it live in the game. Does this count as a digital human with artificial intelligence?
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How will we recognize a conscious machine?

How will we recognize a conscious machine (or AI)? Is there any consciousness test? For example, if a machine is aware of its previous experiences, can it be considered conscious?
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What kind of simulated environment is complex enough to develop a general AI?

Imagine trying to create a simulated virtual environment that is complicated enough to create a "general AI" (which I define as a self aware AI) but is as simple as possible. What would this minimal ...
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What are some of the projects to contribute to inline with Artificial General Intelligence?

I am searching for a publishable research project in AGI. I have previous experience with machine learning(via Andrew Ng's course), but I want to explore other aspects of intelligence apart from ...
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What are the current theories on the development of a conscious AI?

What are the current theories on the development of a conscious AI? Is anyone even trying to develop a conscious AI? Is it possible that consciousness is an emergent phenomenon, that is, once we put ...
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Can the first emergence of consciousness in evolution be replicated in AI?

At some point in time during the evolution, because of some factors, some beings first started to become conscious of themselves and their surroundings. That conscious experience is beyond some mere ...
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Current limitations to artificial consciousness

With some knowledge of machine learning and deep learning, it seems very unlikely for AI to develop into the consciousness that we imagine. To me, consciousness requires a new framework that is very ...
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Will an AI ever understand its own functionality?

Assuming I have a quite advanced AI with consciousness which can understand the basics of electronics and software structures. Will it ever be able to understand that its consciousness is just some ...