What type of criteria may be established for determining if a machine is conscious or thinking?
What is the role of free will in establishing rights for intelligent machines?
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Individual Mind and Consciousness Questions
Write a 1,400-word response to the questions below based on the assigned readings.
• In the Electronic Reserve Reading “Consciousness,” John Searle poses some basic questions regarding the subjectivity of consciousness and whether this is strictly a biological process. What do you think of these arguments? What are your own conclusions?
• What is the difference between syntactic knowledge and semantic knowledge? Cite examples from your own experience.
• Using examples from your own experience, discuss the difference between the form and content of knowledge. What are the implications of the form and content of knowledge when assessing machine intelligence?
• What is the difference between the concepts of thinking, consciousness, and knowledge in relation to machine intelligence and human intelligence?