Can a Machine Be Conscious? Moving Toward Conscious AI


10:00-11:00 am    Add
Calvin Lab Auditorium

We are on the brink of a scientific understanding of how the brain achieves consciousness. This talk describes neuroscientist Bernard Baars' Global Workspace Model (GWM) of the brain, its implications for understanding consciousness, and a novel computer architecture that it inspires. The model gives insight into the design of machines that truly experience (as opposed to simulate) joy and pain.
Manuel Blum, Bruce Nelson Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

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