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Old August 27th, 2021, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by coliver988 View Post
and what's the difference between that and organic self-awareness?
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And the question of exactly what electro-magnetic/chemical/environmental/etc factors an organic brain can sense that the technological AI hasn't been engineered to be able to sense.
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Originally Posted by Spinward Flow View Post
the underlying physical strata may indeed be chemically different, but the idea of self, self-awareness and consciousness may be the same. As previously mentioned, we have no real idea what to be conscious even is.

I am just saying that the end result may be the same regardless of how it got there (I'd dig up my 20+ year old thesis on the ethics of AI but it is way out of date and on a dead hard drive using no longer available software).

Convergent evolution essentially but for the mind rather than the body.
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Artificial implies that it couldn't occur naturally, but requires another species to intervene and manipulate technology to create that state.
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