AI and the Cosmos

If AI is that which lives through computational language, would it feel, have desires and sensations? Yes, much observational human behavior can be translated into computations, and even be personified through our perception of them as "beings," but can you truly translate human sensations of feeling, not only emotive response, but subjective bodily feeling? Would …

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AI & Consciousness

If AI "aims" to do anything, as the writer of this article from Scientific American suggests, therefore displaying self-arising intentions beyond its programming, is it not displaying some form of sentience or consciousness? The death of the mind of the fictional HAL 9000 AI computer in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey provides another illustrative example. The …

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All and Nothing

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you have to start with the big bang."Carl Sagan Objectivity We may or may not begin with time, the big bang, matter from nothing, or from within countless other stories shared among us. We may take the root sense of being for granted because the …

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Love and Beauty

...for a poet is a light and winged thing, and holy, and never able to compose until he has become inspired, and is beside himself, and reason is no longer in him. Plato Let's start at the end. What gives us joy, reason, meaning, and a feeling of being alive, connected, loved and loving? Is …

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Sentience and Sensibility

Thank you Barbara, for the invitation to guest blog on the topic of AI and consciousness on her site Me, My Magnificent Self, I am grateful. For anyone reading here, please visit Barbara's website too. She included some very nice thoughts about my blog, and you will also find some other posts on the AI …

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