Machine Consciousness – Kask 531 MP2

This video looks at the possibility of machines developing a true form of consciousness. It takes a brief look at the developments in artificial intelligence…
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23 thoughts on “Machine Consciousness – Kask 531 MP2

  1. Self awareness is a different level of consciousness, i’d argue computers are conscious, but not self aware, simular to lower lifeforms. Another simularity is that of the subconscious mind, wich does not have the ability to reason, and only interprets information in a literal sense. Ghost in the machine, my favorite anime. Expresses my personal views in great detail, recommended to everyone to watch and contemplate about. Ahh arguments are good, discussion is the verbal battle of thoughts.

  2. Well, there are some papers written on metaphysics and the brain/conscious filter theory and varifiable NDEs, you can find if you Google them… Oh and Science has no say for itself, only scientists do, and there are many who disagree with you about “science disagreeing with me”. Just saying. But it’s completely fine if you want to try and find your answers in matter.

  3. Perhaps the brain does not generate a Mind or sentient self-aware being, and perhaps the Mind is what forms the brain and seems to be trapped almost with in the brain, but if machines do come alive one day, perhaps it is not the synapse that begin a search for truth, but something that has found its way into the machine from a source of “spiritual” nature, have you ever heard of the phrase “ghost in the machine”? Not trying to argue here though…

  4. Oh, there is QUIT such thing as REAL emotions, even analytical emotions, not caused by just certain chemicals.The brain may generate consciousness of an outer environment, but it does not generate a sentient aware being, or Mind, which seems to be within the brain, almost trapped, and the brain is a sort of 2 way filter for it. Perhaps the source of that is something “spiritual” in nature. Not making argument here, just saying if machines do come alive, maybe it is not due to programming.

  5. Real emotion is the result of chemical processes in the brain. There is no such thing as ‘real’ emotion, even in humans. If humans can be chemically programmed to respond to stimuli via our instinctual programming with a specific emotion, so can artificial consciousness.

  6. If consciousness is a matter of DNA, there is little chance to bring life into a machine. If consciousness comes from matter itself (conscious, ever reorganzising universe, consciousness on a non-material plain – like the idea of souls or non-material-beings) the chance is there. But as stated in the video, you have to know the origin of consciousness. Creating life within non-biological structures implies overcoming of our own material-plain bounderies into a higher level of consciousness.

  7. seem like an acceptable, or rational mindset. So will robots be able to have human like consciousness? ….The question is will humans be able to keep up with machine consciousness?

  8. I’ve heard interesting theories that biological evolution ceased to proceed with the development of inward thinking. But mental evolution (evolution of thought and understanding) is thriving like nothing else on this planet. Intelligence is reaching the apex of biological constraint. Soon we will have to start enhancing ourselves to stay relevant, but in time it’s plain to see that a body, or as the very least a human body, susceptible to disease, injurym, and of course death will no longer..

  9. part 4 – All in all, it seems likely that consciousness will not be created by humans but more of an amalgamation or byproduct of these functions working harmoniously.  We need to remember though that robots are not us. There will be no mystery to their birth, they will not be encumbered by the problems we face. They will be new. In time of course they will transcend us. I think people forget, or don’t realize we’re witnessing evolution right in front of us.

  10. part 3 – Scientists are working today to create software programs that allow for computers or machines or robots..what ever you want to call them, to harness our pattern recognition abilities. There are certain conditions in which the human functions, once were able to replicate these functions it should then be feasible for a learning machine to slowly gain consciousness as more abstract patterns of thought programmed in a way the machine can understand and use.

  11. part 2 – We all have a data storage plant, where we are able to store useful lessons, discerned through pattern recognition. Each experience we have is then used to help us make the next decision in our life. This can be easily seen by looking at or even trying to talk with a youngster. Can a baby look inwardly and contemplate its consciousness? Of course not, its a blank canvas….But it is a learning machine, with the built in genetic code to thrive, to live, and re-produce.

  12. Your video was interesting but you seem to think there is some mystery behind human consciousness. The only thing restricting science from agreeing upon the simplicity of consciousness is people themselves. We all have that psychological, egoistic response, the fear that we are not special, that our consciousness is can only be contemplated on a supernatural framework. We’re just 0’s and 1’s..biological 0’s and 1’s but none the less predictable.

  13. Once we make a computer that manages to make itself better, and does a better job at it than humans do; it will reach a tipping point where we won’t have a say on the matter anymore; it, whatever “it” is, will do whatever it wants ’cause we won’t be smart enough to get in its way.

  14. I don’t believe “machine consciousness” is a result of faster processing speed, nor the availability of information. Consciousness is a function of LIFE. Being able to duplicate brain function is an interesting goal, but the belief that a “computer” will suddenly “come to life” (ala Pinocchio) is a giant leap of illogic. We don’t know what “life” (the spark of self-propagation, self-evolving, self-realizing and self- consciousness) is. We can mimic human behavior, but we can’t “turn them on”.

  15. Good intro. That we’re making no headway in machine consciousness is good: why would we want our machines to be conscious because that introduces a duty of care? That artificial intelligence is a distant dream shows how little we know, how meagre our brain power is.

  16. Thanks for your response. I found that the programmers and scientist working had a tenancy to view the working of the brain as overly simplified parts, much like you describe. There were many models that were built around assumptions that appeared to not have been questioned, so I wanted to question this and raise the possibility that the human consciousness is more than just the sum of the parts of the brain. Time will tell, I suppose.

  17. If the goal is an artficial consiousness that has to meet human standards, sure things will take some time for it. But it wont have to take long if people would approach things in a proper way. The human psyche isnt complex, the brain is a dumb machine existing of various modules of wich each and all are performing their own task individually while collectively it appears to be a single mind advancing in its experience.

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