Can an Artificial Intelligence Machine have Consciousness?

– By Vaibhav Agrawal The theory of artificial intelligence has gone through half a dozen cycles of boom and bust: periods when it was said confidently that computers will soon attain human level intelligence and periods of disillusionment when this seemed nearly impossible. Today, we are in the latest boom period and some visionary computer scientists are going even further, asking when “AI”s (using the abbreviation AI to make the machine sound like a new life-form) will actually attain not ...

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