Megan Peters

Modern AI networks might possess traces of consciousness. ... To tackle this intriguing puzzle, a diverse group of 19 scientists hailing from neuroscience, philosophy, and computer science fields have collaboratively crafted a checklist of crucial benchmarks. These benchmarks, if met, would strongly suggest the likelihood of an AI system achieving consciousness. ... The implications are profound. Megan Peters, a neuroscientist [and associate professor of cognitive science] affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, emphasizes the ethical gravity of designating an entity as "conscious." Such a characterization could reshape societal attitudes and treatment towards these entities, potentially revolutionizing their status.

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