The question of whether computers can be conscious has been in existence since the invention of modern computers. What does it mean to be conscious? How does conscious arise? Can computers be conscious? This episode deals with these questions by looking through the lens of ’emergentism.’ Prepare for some mind-blowing comparisons and explanations!
If you are interested, you can read further on these suggested topics:
About John Searle and his Chinese Room thought experiment:
About The Binding Problem: http://bigthink.com/in-their-own-words/unsolved-mysteries-of-neuroscience-the-binding-problem
About the Hard Problem of Consciousness:
About Rene Descartes and dualism:
About Ray Kurzweil:
On different interpretations of ‘consciousness’:
On Moore’s Law:
About ‘Deep Blue’, the computer that defeated Garry Kasparov (the World Chess Champion): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue_%28chess_computer%29
About IBM’s Watson (known for winning Jeopardy games):
I would like to apologize for the long wait for this new episode. January and February was particularly busy as a grade 12 student. But more awesome videos are on the way!
– Elliotte Lee