Can robots be conscious? Is the mind a programme? Susan Schneider is well-qualified to tackle these thorny philosophical issues, being NASA’s Baruch Blumberg Chair of Astrobiology and director of the AI, Mind, and Society groups at the University of Connecticut. Get her insight into the topic, as she proposes ways to test for machine consciousness and asks whether consciousness is an unavoidable by-product of sophisticated intelligence.
Susan Schneider will be answering your questions live in the YouTube chat section during this broadcast.
Susan Schneider writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology. In her new book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she discusses the philosophical implications of AI, and, in particular, the enterprise of “mind design.
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