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Artificial Consciousness or Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Consciousness or Artificial Intelligence

Author(s): Florin Spanache
Subject(s): Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science
Published by: EDIS- Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina
Keywords: artificial consciousness; artificial intelligence; robot; machine; sciencefiction; cyborgs; cybernetic organisms; perfection; imperfection; robotic engineers; superhuman powers; abomination; autonomou

Summary/Abstract: Artificial intelligence is a tool designed by people for the gratification of their own creative ego, so we can not confuse conscience with intelligence and not even intelligence in its human representation with conscience. They are all different concepts and they have different uses. Philosophically, there are differences between autonomous people and automatic artificial intelligence. This is the difference between intelligence and artificial intelligence, autonomous versus automatic. But conscience is above these differences because it is neither conditioned by the self-preservation of autonomy, because a conscience is something that you use to help your neighbor, nor automatic, because one’s conscience is tested by situations which are not similar or subject to routine. So, artificial intelligence is only in science-fiction literature similar to an autonomous conscience-endowed being. In real life, religion with its notions of redemption, sin, expiation, confession and communion will not have any meaning for a machine which cannot make a mistake on its own.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 135-143
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English