Some of the panicky AI-will-take-over-the-world talk grows out of seductive optics — that is, the AI packaging.
These AI champions are appealing to the Software of the Gaps, a secular cousin of the God of the Gaps.
Will robots or other computers ever become so fast and powerful that they become conscious, creative, and free?
Xenobots are artificially interconnected biological tissues whose arrangements are determined by some algorithm.
If humans are just “robots made of meat,” then the seat of consciousness ought to be locatable somewhere in the brain.