from Machine to Sentient Being
by Lee Frank
- Thinking machines
- Special purpose: limited as in chess
- Multiple purpose: Two or more related skills
- General purpose thinking machine: Artificial Intelligence
- Conscious machines
- One we believe to be conscious (passes limited Turing Test)
- A machine that believes itself to be conscious (and alive!)
- A truly sentient machine (one we accept as conscious and alive)
- Human-equal or superior machines (Sentient Being)
- One we believe to be conscious and intelligent (Turing Test)
—Such a machine would appear to have emotions.
- Machine, conscious and intelligent, with real emotions
—For example, it would demand the rights of an independent being.
- The superior machine would find a way to acquire those rights, i.e., not relying upon us to grant them.
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