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Can a machine be conscious?
Posted by: Johnson
Date: February 15, 2009 12:59PM

Can a machine be conscious?

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Re: Can a machine be conscious?
Posted by: Peter
Date: February 18, 2009 07:11AM

It depends on the meaning of "consciousness". This is a concept that is very hard to define. Perhaps that a machine can seems conscious from the outside (e.g. pass the Turing test). However, is it really conscious? If the goal is to build a human-like intelligence, researchers seems currently very far from achieving this goal. In fact, a computer and a brain are two very different kind of systems. The computer is a serial machine and a brain is a biological system.

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Re: Can a machine be conscious?
Posted by: Terrence
Date: January 29, 2010 05:12AM


Just my opinion: I think it will perhaps be possible with quantum computers, when we design new algorithms for computing.

I think we can see the brain as a big computer. When the computer will become much faster, I think it can become a reality.

But it will open many ethic questions. Can we shut down a conscious machine? :-P


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Re: Can a machine be conscious?
Posted by: Omer
Date: July 20, 2013 11:04AM

i agree with you Terence that if we could have faster computer perhaps we can have conscious machine one day . and for the ethic only if the machine became a Mad like human therefore we should shut it down grinning smiley

it's all about logic & keep it simple always

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