If AI is among us, would we know?

Our machines could become self-aware without our knowing it. We need a better way to define and test for consciousness. … an actual AI might be so alien that it would not see us at all. What we regard as its inputs and outputs might not map neatly to the system’s own sensory modalities. ItsContinue reading “If AI is among us, would we know?”

A latent monadology: An extended revisitation of the mind-body problem

In an earlier post, I’d spoken about a certain class of mind-body interfacing problems (the way I’d identified it): evolution being a continuous process, can psychological changes effected in a certain class of people identified solely by cultural practices “spill over” as modifications of evolutionary goals? There were some interesting comments on the post, too.Continue reading “A latent monadology: An extended revisitation of the mind-body problem”