Self-Consciousness Cannot Be Programmed

Jinchang Wang

Abstract

We investigate the issue about whether a computer can be self-aware or self-conscious. We derive logically that if a machine can be copied or duplicated then it cannot be self-aware. Programs of a digital computer are copiable, therefore self-consciousness cannot be programmed. Self-awareness is an insurmountable stumbling block for a digital computer to achieve full range of human consciousness. A robot cannot be self-conscious unless it is not copiable.

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in Harvard Style

Wang J. (2015). Self-Consciousness Cannot Be Programmed . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-074-1, pages 577-581. DOI: 10.5220/0005285905770581


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart15,
author={Jinchang Wang},
title={Self-Consciousness Cannot Be Programmed},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2015},
pages={577-581},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005285905770581},
isbn={978-989-758-074-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - Self-Consciousness Cannot Be Programmed
SN - 978-989-758-074-1
AU - Wang J.
PY - 2015
SP - 577
EP - 581
DO - 10.5220/0005285905770581