Megan Peters

A few weeks ago, a group of philosophers, neuroscientists and computer scientists … proposed a rubric with which to determine whether an A.I. system like ChatGPT could be considered conscious. The report, which surveys … the “brand-new” science of consciousness, pulls together elements from a half-dozen nascent empirical theories and proposes a list of measurable qualities that might suggest the presence of some presence in a machine. … As Megan Peters, [associate professor], a neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, and an author of the report, put it, “Whether there’s somebody in there or not makes a big difference on how we treat it.” 

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