Do you think computers are conscious?

What would convince you that they are?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Not now, but eventually they may suddenly realize they exist. When you think about how most computers are linked on the internet...a hivelike mind may emerge. 

    Combine that with having access to all of the world's information, and woweeee are we in trouble!

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Not yet, but we'll know it when they are.

    I agree with Musk, it's THE largest threat to humankind.

  • 8 months ago

    Nope.

    The complexity of all the computers in all the world is still way, way short of the complexity necessary for consciousness.

    I suggest you look up a few sites regarding the structure of the mammalian brain. There is far more to it than an amorphous blob of randomly connected cells.

    Even the world's most ambitious attempt to simulate neural tissue cannot replicate the processing of a single neocortical column in real time. And consciousness does not even originate in the neocortex, so our most sophisticated computery falls way short of being anywhere near consciousness.

  • Lv 7
    8 months ago

    computers can only do what humans program them to.

    doesn't sound "conscious" to me.

    genetic beings can evolve without programming.

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  • 8 months ago

    "Do you think computers are conscious?"

    No.

    "What would convince you that they are?"

    Evidence.

  • 8 months ago

    i dont think so

  • 8 months ago

    Maybe AI's have feelings?

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