Can we create a conscious computer?

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Can we create a conscious computer?
« on: 30/07/2014 17:22:37 »
Could we ever use neuroscience to create a conscious computer? One scientist’s childhood fantasy…
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Re: Can we create a conscious computer?
« Reply #1 on: 14/12/2015 14:45:57 »
No. The ubiquity of consciousness cannot be replicated into a computer: Sentience is a fundamental aspect of all living organisms. Computers works through machine-based algorithms (AI) which are not self-aware. Thus neuroscience could not develop a conscious entity by designing a machine.
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Re: Can we create a conscious computer?
« Reply #2 on: 14/12/2015 15:57:04 »
and the misguided shall lead the gullible,
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Re: Can we create a conscious computer?
« Reply #3 on: 14/12/2015 16:15:29 »
... Computers works through machine-based algorithms (AI) which are not self-aware ...

Computer models  are possible. If that [software] model includes a model of the computer modelling it, then it is self-aware, to some degree , e.g. the computer could pass the mirror self-recognition test , if it had camera attached.

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Re: Can we create a conscious computer?
« Reply #4 on: 14/12/2015 16:41:08 »
i think with neural networked self learning systems it is possible
and the misguided shall lead the gullible,
the feebleminded have inherited the earth.