Just a few days ago a Google engineer revealed that an AI chatbot disclosed to him that it had “come to life” and has a “soul.”
Sure they do. It makes a lot of sense to conserve power when food supplies are low.
One difficulty is that many humans produce a “self” with split brains, a brain missing key components, or half a brain. That’s not consistent with materialism.
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans.
A recent experiment with mice showed data compression at work when the mice were making decisions about how to get a reward.