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.