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Sources of Richness and Ineffability of Phenomenally Conscious States
This paper draws on information theory and dynamical systems theory to account for the richness and ineffability of phenomenally conscious states. Co-authored with Xu Ji, Eric Almonzino, George Deane, Axel Constant, Guillaume Lajoie, Guillaume Dumas, and Yoshua Bengio. Draft at: https://arxiv.org/abs/2302.06403
What is it Like to be AlphaGo?
The robots will probably be conscious one day, but what if they are already conscious today? Here I explore the leading reasons for dismissing this possibility and find them wanting. I conclude that it is a live possibility that implementations of leading contemporary AI algorithms (like AlphaGo or AlphaZero) are phenomenally conscious.