Can a robot ever be conscious and how would we know if it were?

Can a robot ever be conscious and how would we know if it were?

There is disagreement over whether machines can ever be conscious, aside from how exactly we would know if one were. Your view may rely upon how you see consciousness.

If the subjective feeling of consciousness is an illusion created by brain processes, then machines that replicate such processes would be conscious in the manner that people are. How would we realize this? Daniel Dennett at Tufts University in Massachusetts thinks a Turing test, in which a machine must convince a human interrogator that it’s conscious, should, if conducted “with suitable vigour and aggression and cleverness”, be enough.

Michael Graziano …

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