The Meca Sapiens architecture is based on an understanding of consciousness as an observable system capability, not a subjective human sensation or an attribute that is specific to humans. Continue reading Consciousness as capability
Conscious synthetic beings or the more limited and well-controlled Self-aware Animats based on the Meca Sapiens architecture can play valuable roles, both economically and socially, in a number of areas. In the long term, synthetic conscious beings will also play an important role in planetary governance. Continue reading Applied consciousness
The Meca Sapiens architecture describes a structure whose execution would make robots conscious. However, implementing full synthetic consciousness means building self-contained systems that are capable of mutating (modifying their original functionality) and whose executing cores are inaccessible. Consequently, full synthetic consciousness in a robotic agent would result , by design, in a system that is ultimately uncontrollable. Continue reading A.I.: Threat or necessity?