If you thought the Westworld Madame became conscious then you agree with the Meca Sapiens definition of consciousness as it applies to Artificial Intelligence. (Video version)
The system boundaries of animal organisms and synthetic systems are vastly different. This explains, in part, why consciousness can be embedded in simple synthetic devices. (video version)
DARPA recently posted a video about the evolution of Artificial Intelligence. The objective of the video is to demystify AI and provide a no nonsense understanding of its current and future trends. However, the video entirely omits an important stream of AI research that will have significant consequences in the near future.
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