CAN WE APPLY TESTS FOR CONSCIOUSNESS TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?
Published in Artificial Intelligence.
A robot could be programmed to say Ow! and withdraw its hand from a hot object. But did it feel anything?
In Walter Bradley Center director Robert J. Marks’s second podcast with philosopher Angus Menuge, where the big topic is the perennial “Hard Problem of consciousness, they established that one of the implications of quantum mechanics is that consciousness is a “thing”; it exists in its own right. How can we apply that finding to claims for artificial intelligence?