How to Build a Self-Conscious AI Machine

Long, but well written article on the development and future of self-aware machines.

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It May Not Feel Like Anything to Be an Alien

Humans may have one thing that advanced aliens don’t: consciousness. Super intelligence may only be ethical without consciousness and may not need it.

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When Will We Worry About the Well Being of Robots

Do you worry about your vacuum? Not in the way where you’re concerned about breaking a valuable object - but in an emotional, empathetic concern for its being? If so, then you’re primed for today’s discussion about the wellbeing of robots! We can personify objects, assigning them human qualities, but will technology get to a point where it DESERVES these moral concerns? Can you imagine a day when you will empathize with your computer or care if it lives or dies?

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