Humans are self aware because of the senses and the way how the brain analyses the perceptions received.
If the robots are fitted with the necessary sensors and the programs to analyse them and re-program themselves according to the sensory data received,then we will be no longer away from self-aware programs and robots.
Well i think people are self aware as anything that possesses self monitoring and a short term memory, so in this case it's not the Turing test i'am using,it's an assumption, but that's a good insight you have there.
I think it is possible for the machine to "think" (if we consider "think" a process of reasoning). We already have that...
But i don't see human kind creating a machine that can feel emotions in the foreseeable future. I think it would be extremely cruel of us to create such a "Frankenstein".
So do neurons in the brain use some form of quantum computations or they just fire action potentials to signal the presence of a particular feature in sensory stimuli? - that process of firing action potential makes us aware of ourselves and the environment. I don't see any quantum processes coming into play here.
Hi, BupeChombaDerrick. Great question and I have to add that I admire your insightful thinking. Since the human brain is self-aware and that particular computer program simulates it *very accurately*, then, of course, that computer program will be self-aware, too. So, the answer is yes. The computer program will be self-aware, have emotions, etc.
According to the article above, IBM has already been able to mimic the brain. It's only one step in the process of becoming self-aware but one step leads to another. It seems silly to me to think that it will not happen someday.
I'm not saying it will have a soul or be human but it will definately be self-aware. My dogs are not human but they are definately self-aware.
It's just a matter of time now that the first step has been taken.
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