Artificial consciousness

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  • Ex Machina Argument Essay

    A popular theme in many works of fiction includes machines overthrowing and either ruling over or attempting to eradicate humanity. The 2014 film, Ex Machina, takes a very different approach from the more popular depiction. The approach is more intellectual and psychological, regarding the concept of artificial intelligence. Instead of the general plot of, “humankind needs to be saved from the machines,” it deals with defining consciousness and what it means to be human. In Kevin Kelly’s essay, “The Three Breakthroughs that have finally unleashed AI on the World” he talks about how AI will help better define what it is to be human. In his essay, he says the most effective AI will not be conscience. Consciousness will make AI less efficient at their jobs. As an example he includes, “We want our self driving cars to be inhumanly focused on the road, not obsessing over an argument it had with the garage” (Kelly, 6). Ava, in the film, did not really do anything; she had no function. She had no purpose, except to exist, but, at the same time, her one goal was to be free. This…

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  • Blade Runner Rhetorical Analysis

    Nagel gives us the idea that there is a consciousness in most living things, and that this is not reducible to physical characteristics. In “What is it like it be a bat?”, Nagel identifies that each organism has ‘something that it is like to be that organism’, otherwise known as the ‘subjective character’ of experience. He argues that this subjective experience is not able to be captured by any theories that attempt to reduce the mind to the body. This is because it is impossible to describe the…

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  • The Nature Of Samuel Coleridge And William Wordsworth's Kubla Khan

    plagued with a self-paralysing consciousness. These pressures halted their conscious creative ability and influenced their artistic vision, consequently jeopardising the quality of their work. When looking at the Poet and their art form, it is interesting to explore the intermediate struggles of the creative process, and how the Poet is confined to their personal and artistic boundaries. Samuel Coleridge, an isolated speculative individual was…

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  • John Locke's Argumentative Analysis

    Locke was a philosopher who claimed that personal identity was independent of all substances, including immaterial substances. Locke says that we continue to be the same person over time if we have the same conscious experience over our lifespan, meaning psychological continuity is the criterion for personal identity. He actually has three different criteria for the continuity of people: psychological continuity, meaning the person at the later time is psychologically continuous of the person at…

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  • Theories Of Extended Cognition

    This fascination is due to computer systems becoming more integrated with our lives. Technological society is coming to the point where personal information assistance is becoming more and more evident. But to argue the extended is part of cognition one must show that cognition is at least partly constituted in the extended. I will look at some of the articles dealing with this subject and show that what is presented in of itself has no intentionality. The trait of all living things is that…

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  • Rene Descartes And John Locke: Dualistic Conception Of The Human Person

    the information of the former, self-functioning, natural human brain is uploaded onto the computer it is able to mimic thoughts, preferences, and behavioral patterns that the humans that had those brains once had. This simulated consciousness is called the “Nu-Me” and it has abilities to avoid the effects of aging since old or damaged parts can easily be replaced. Philosophers Rene Descartes and John Locke would have plenty to say about the identity of the Nu-Me and it’s ability to have a mind…

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  • John Locke's Diachronic Personal Identity Theory

    well-developed brains or entities of artificial intelligence may possess characteristics we might subscribe to what it means to be a person. However, then justifying…

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  • Consciousness: Relationship Between The Body And Mind

    Body and Mind: The Same and Different Thought. Consciousness. Knowledge. All aspects of the human mind that remain one of the greatest phenomenon, both philosophically and scientifically. Many have postulated its complexity and whether its relationship with the physical world is spiritual or mechanical, but even in the 21st century, questions remain. Somehow, our mind has developed into this complex system that, through electrical impulses, is able to manipulate the physical world. Some…

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  • Eternal Sunshine Identity

    as a concept or as an image, but also “think of the self as one’s memory for oneself” (Klein). Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind sets the focus on this dynamic, examining the impairment imposed on its characters’ perception of their own identity caused by the selective memory erasure. The film portrays the disruption of the consciousness engendered by labored forgetting. As its protagonists struggle with existential crises as a consequence of their treatment, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless…

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  • Daniel Dennett's Intentional System

    We are reviewing the article by Daniel Dennett. The main topic is about Intentional system, it is a system whose behavior can be predicted by relying on it beliefs and desires, this is part of theory of mental content proposed by Dennett, which become the fundamental of his later work on free will, consciousness and evolution. It does raise a significant philosophical issue such as the existence of mind and its consciousness which has been debated so long by many philosophers and logical…

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