Is AI conscious?


Jim O'Shaughnessy touched on the complexity of the question regarding AI's consciousness during a discussion on his podcast. He highlighted the challenge in trying to provide a definitive answer to such a complex and adaptive system. O'Shaughnessy supports the notion that it might be more practical to continue doing what works rather than seeking an ultimate 'God equation' for everything, including AI consciousness. He poses that, historically, humans have tried to treat complex adaptive systems analytically, which may not always yield meaningful results 1.

Talking to Machines

Rohit and Jim discuss how AI is the first tool that allows us to talk to machines in our language, as opposed to us learning insane levels of systematization and jargon to talk like machines. They also touch on the debate around AI consciousness and the importance of treating it as we would treat anything exhibiting symptoms of agency or internal consciousness.

Infinite Loops 2022

Ep.136 — Unleashing Curiosity w/ Rohit Krishnan