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Consciousness is an engineering problem


Just add: Attention schema. Get published.

Case you wondered. From Aeon:

Artificial intelligence is growing more intelligent every year, but we’ve never given our machines consciousness. People once thought that if you made a computer complicated enough it would just sort of ‘wake up’ on its own. But that hasn’t panned out (so far as anyone knows). Apparently, the vital spark has to be deliberately designed into the machine. And so the race is on to figure out what exactly consciousness is and how to build it.

I’ve made my own entry into that race, a framework for understanding consciousness called the Attention Schema theory.

Would we give up naturalism to solve the hard problem of consciousness?

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Neurons are amazing. They generate intelligent designs like there is no tomorrow. Neurons are responsible for Neuroscience even. That is quite a trick. Lets imagine that neurons create conscious artificial intelligence someday. A bunch of AI dudes & dudettes & LGBTers - or sexless whatever, that's not important. Will the AI entities believe in God? I I imagine some will, some won't. Probably be some good "Who created the Creator" debates. ppolish
Perhaps he just may want to ask himself if it is possible that consciousness, i.e. God, precedes material reality?
New Mind-blowing Experiment Confirms That Reality Doesn’t Exist If You Are Not Looking at It - June 3, 2015 Excerpt: The results of the Australian scientists’ experiment, which were published in the journal Nature Physics, show that this choice is determined by the way the object is measured, which is in accordance with what quantum theory predicts. “It proves that measurement is everything. At the quantum level, reality does not exist if you are not looking at it,” said lead researcher Dr. Andrew Truscott in a press release.,,, “The atoms did not travel from A to B. It was only when they were measured at the end of the journey that their wave-like or particle-like behavior was brought into existence,” he said. Thus, this experiment adds to the validity of the quantum theory and provides new evidence to the idea that reality doesn’t exist without an observer. http://themindunleashed.org/2015/06/new-mind-blowing-experiment-confirms-that-reality-doesnt-exist-if-you-are-not-looking-at-it.html

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