[ExI] Fwd: Is Artificial Life Conscious?

Jason Resch jasonresch at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 04:01:41 UTC 2022

On Mon, Apr 25, 2022 at 10:54 PM Colin Hales via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 1:02 PM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> ### I would be very surprised if the functional capabilities of brains
>> turned out to be impossible to replicate in digital, Turing-equivalent
>> computers.
>> Rafal
> Wouldn't it be great to actually do some empirical science to find out?
> Like start acting as if it was true (impossible) and start building
> artificial inorganic brain  tissue that is NOT a general-purpose computer
> (that artificial tissue would also have functionally relevant EEG and MEG),
> and then comparing its behaviour with the general-purpose computer's model
> of of the same tissue?
It looks like this work is in the process of being done:

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