Awareness, Consciousness, and Free Will

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Re: Awareness, Consciousness, and Free Will
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2021, 11:02:32 pm »
In terms of some definition of "Awareness": It is an ability to realize any internal states with an intent of self-interest for the organism or even machine, effectively awareness battles entropy. This is soo generic that perhaps even DNA could have a form of awareness, and even some programs that implement error trapping to prevent them from crashing would qualify!

Yeah, I had a similar thought. It's as if evolution and resultant life processes are somehow powered by entropy. Like a sailboat which has figured out how to tack against the prevailing wind.

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Re: Awareness, Consciousness, and Free Will
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2021, 12:42:35 pm »
If we werent conscious,  wed be aware of less of the situation, and wed be less adaptive, so u could think.

Well, no, the degree of awareness is directly proportional to cognitive abilities. So we could gauge or grade consciousness (awareness) to what cognitive capabilities an animal or person has. This can explain machine consciousness, animal consciousness, as well those with mental disabilities, and even cultural perspective consciousness that emphasize certain kinds of thinking or skills.

Since weve never seen a person that hasnt got a soul yet. (Or so I guess)  We actually dont what type of "unawareness" this would cause,  Im just saying it could be likely there is some.   :2funny:

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Re: Awareness, Consciousness, and Free Will
« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2021, 12:36:40 pm »
you could have a ai system have awareness by timing how long it has been since a particular spoke to it then respond accordingly.

and also you could have that ai system have awareness time how long anyone has talked to it then respond accordingly.

and also you could have that ai system have awareness by timing how long it takes you to respond during
a conversation then respond are you there.


and also you could have that ai system have awareness by thinking
about it's output.
by making it's output go into it's
input then putting the result into a database to formulate a response.
gpt 3 or gpt 2 could be made to do this.

this ai system uses text like a chatbot.

i know i am speculating.

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Re: Awareness, Consciousness, and Free Will
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2021, 09:55:21 am »
Yes to add an "awareness" one needs to add the functionality for that specific awareness.

But true consciousness seems to be awareness of everything,  in one unified mechanism maybe.

But I spose that mechanism is fixed?  The god mechanism!   :D

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Re: Awareness, Consciousness, and Free Will
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2021, 05:40:14 pm »
you do not have to have eyes or ears to be aware.

 


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