Next, we might want to consider whether or not the idea of Consciousness is Subjective or Opinion-oriented? In other words, might it be impossible to “code” or program a computer to be conscious due to the non-scientific definition of Consciousness?
There has long been a question as to whether or not a computer programmed with A.I. or Machine Learning can attain or achieve Conscious Awareness or Consciousness within the bounds of its own programming. If the computer programmer themselves understands what it means to be Conscously Aware by having Consciousness themselves then it would appear to be possible that such a programmer could program a computer to be Conscious or have Consciousness. To this extent, the computer's program would need to understand and distinguish the difference between Objectivity and Subjectivity. Scientific-oriented knowledge tends to be Objective as it relates to knowledge of actual facts about physical things or events. Opinions or personal experience of something tends to be Subjective or relating to an individual person themselves or even a computer program itself.
Just because we create a super intelligent A.I. this does not mean that it will be "wise" because there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom. Intelligence is more about making mistakes and acquiring knowledge and being able to solve problems through that. Wisdom on the other hand is about applying the correct knowledge in the most efficient way to be able to see beyond the knowledge gained to apply that to other more complex situations. Might Machine Learning or the A.I. program teaching itself be an example of Consciousness as demonstrated in this next video?
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This next video is a good introduction to the topic, though Chalmer’s philosophy is a supernatural one, proposing metaphysical phenomenon that provide consciousness in ways that don’t interact with the physical world at all. This is what I’d call the easy way out. If, in your effort to explain something, you end up resorting to the concept of magic, then you haven’t really explained it — you’ve simply given up with style. Arguably, Star Trek addressed the same issue better. Recently, science has begun making meaningful progress on this problem, as Artificial Intelligence and neuroscience have begun to chip away at the edges of the issue. This has inspired new fields of evidence-based philosophical thinking. The insights gained in this way are enormously interesting, and help to better outline a coherent theory of Consciousness, and guide us toward machines that can experience as well as reason.
Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science that aims to create intelligent machines. It has become an essential part of the technology industry. Research associated with artificial intelligence is highly technical and specialized. The core problems of artificial intelligence include programming computers for certain traits such as:
Ability to manipulate and move objects
Knowledge engineering is a core part of AI research. Machines can often act and react like humans only if they have abundant information relating to the world. Artificial intelligence must have access to objects, categories, properties and relations between all of them to implement knowledge engineering. Initiating common sense, reasoning and problem-solving power in machines is a difficult and tedious task.
INTUITION & CONSCIOUSNESS
Intuition is the ability to decide without knowing why. It is like understanding something instinctively in our gut without the need for conscious reasoning.
Consciousness is our awareness of our own thoughts, we're aware of the external world.
We are not conscious of the source of our own intuitions yet we need both. These two are opposite sides of the coin of reasoning that makes us up. A lot of the work that we are seeing now days are what's called, Deep Learning. At some point we need to know WHY the machines are making the decisions. Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness or being aware of an external object or something within oneself, an awareness of external and internal states. Consciousness is kind of like a "Society-of-Mind" where it accesses multiple aspects of itself and relates their information to resolve problems and challenges.