Human Dreams of Robot Beings

IdeaFestival 2016 speaker Susan Schneider modifies a rather famous characterization of the human experience in this essay, "The Problem of AI Consciousness," suggesting that if carbon-based life can have inward experiences - the sensation of being like something - there is no reason in principle why a silicon-based life couldn't.

But, she asks, what kind of conscious life would silicon produce?

"Indeed, future AIs, should they ever wax philosophical, may pose a 'problem of carbon-based consciousness' about us..."

Catch her at IdeaFestival 2016

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