David Gamez

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Page Range

pp. 135-148

Print Length

13 pages

11. Machine Consciousness

Chapter of: Human and Machine Consciousness(pp. 135–148)
The eleventh chapter distinguishes between four types of machine consciousness and outlines how a reliable theory of consciousness could be used to create conscious machines and to make believable deductions about the consciousness of artificial systems. Brain implants and consciousness uploading are investigated as forms of machine consciousness, and the chapter discusses whether conscious machines could threaten human existence and how they should be ethically treated.