What would it be like to be a conscious AI? we will never know

People are active listeners; we create meaning where there is no meaning or nothing intended. Bender says it’s not about the octopus’s words making sense, it’s about how the islander makes sense of them. For all their sophistication, today’s AIs are as smart as a calculator can be said to be: both are machines designed […]

Is everything in the world a little conscious?

panpsychism It is the belief that consciousness is found throughout the universe, not only in humans and animals, but also in trees, plants, and bacteria. Panpsychists argue that some aspects of the mind are present even in elementary particles. The idea that consciousness is pervasive is appealing to many for intellectual and perhaps emotional reasons. […]