Can Machines Become Self-Aware?
Ray Kurzweill and other singularity theorists believe machines can and will become self-aware. Others believe that no matter how fast computers become there is something fundamentally different about human consciousness that can never be replicated by machines. So, is consciousness reproducible in the lab? If so, will humans need to merge with machines or will the machines need to remain our servants? Can we ever hope to control machines that are more intelligent than we are? This and more will be discussed. Come join us!