As we create more and more sophisticated AIs, we often wonder if we will ever create an artificial consciousness. That begs the question: what is consciousness? Michael S. A. Graziano explores the question that has confounded scientists and philosophers for centuries.
While the AI revolution will first automate away most of the jobs first, what happens next? Will they ever become conscious? How will we know? And what shall we do once machines become conscious? Do we need to grant them rights?
Downloading your brain may seem like science fiction, but some neuroscientists think it’s not only possible, but that we’ve already started down a path to one day make it a reality. So, how close are we to downloading a human brain?
Lex Fridman interviews Christof Koch about the nature of consciousness and how it applies to AGI, or artificial general intelligence.