Artificial Consciousness

Artificial Consciousness is the study of how to design a conscious machine.

Phenomenal vs Functional illustration

Proponents of Artificial Consciousness (AC) believe it is possible to emulate/simulate consciousness in a machine, probably some form of computer. However, there is no general agreement on how this will be done.

There are two main schools of thought in Artificial Consciousness

These schools tend to suggest mutually exclusive tests.

Recently a third school has started to develop. Called the Hybrid Consciousness School, it acknowledges that we do not yet have enough knowledge about the nature of the brain to do a pure Functional Approach, and should therefore simulate what we cannot directly translate into functions.

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