Friday, May 29, 2009

The coming superbrain?

John Markoff offers a timely essay - given the recent release of the movie "Terminator Salvation" - on the future of artificial intelligence. There seems to be little doubt that we will eventually be able to design machines that have the emergent property, like ourselves, of being aware of their own internal states. Metzinger suggests that this will happen once the neural underpinnings of his "Ego Tunnel" are made more clear.

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  1. I agree, we will eventually be able to design machines that have the emergent property, like ourselves, of being aware of their own internal states. It is a question of engineering and raw computational power. But I doubt that it will be less confused than we are. And it will not be essential smarter than "the wisdom of the crowd" which we witness already today.

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