What is consciousness in artificial intelligence?

What is consciousness in artificial intelligence?

Consciousness is no longer a threatening notion in the community of AI. In human beings, consciousness corresponds to a collection of different features of human cognition. AI researchers are interested in understanding and, whether achievable, to replicate them in agents.

Why is it important to separate artificial intelligence and artificial consciousness?

The distinction between intelligence and consciousness is important as it makes all the difference when it comes to being evil (i.e. doing harm intentionally). To be truly evil a machine (or a human) must have a basic level of consciousness because an element of free will is required.

Is it possible to create artificial consciousness?

Artificial consciousness is an interesting philosophical problem because, with increased understanding of genetics, neuroscience and information processing, it may in the future become possible to create a conscious entity. But there is considerable scepticism in mainstream science regarding machines ever realizing artificial consciousness.

What is conscious artificial intelligence?

Artificial consciousness. Artificial consciousness (AC), also known as machine consciousness (MC) or synthetic consciousness (Gamez 2008; Reggia 2013), is a field related to artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics.

Will AI achieve consciousness?

There is widespread agreement however that consciousness resides in the brain and is associated with brain processes as much as intelligence is. Strongholds of the AI community like Google’s Deep Mind Division have recently begun hiring top neuroscientists to strengthen their expertise in this area.

Will AI ever become conscious?

AI will become conscious one day. Since there are robots designed with human-specific characteristics like emotional intelligence that were previously thought not possible to have, consciousness may be another characteristic like that in the future.