Can Artificial Intelligence be conscious?

Eliza­ve­ta S. Lyakho­va
Nation­al Research Lobachevsky State Uni­ver­si­ty of Nizh­ni Nov­gorod
Mak­sim D. Suslov
Nation­al Research Lobachevsky State Uni­ver­si­ty of Nizh­ni Nov­gorod

Can Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence be con­scious?

Abstract. This paper, ini­ti­at­ed by a dis­cus­sion about the philo­soph­i­cal prob­lems of the “Black Mir­ror” series, exam­ines whether arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence might be con­sid­ered con­scious. For a pos­si­ble answer, we view Rene Descartes’ con­cept of ‘I’ and Arthur Schopenhauer’s idea of the world as the will and rep­re­sen­ta­tion. Along with it, we also re-fer to con­tem­po­rary views from psy­chol­o­gy and neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy. In addi­tion, we dis­tin­guish and attempt to describe some key con­cepts relat­ed to human behav­ior, such as sub­ject, sub­ject­ness, and con­scious­ness, which in the sequel might be used to describe non-human activ­i­ties. 

Key­words: con­scious­ness, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, sub­ject, Black mir­ror, neur­al net­work

DOI: 10.5840/dspl2019216


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