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An Introduction to the Problems of AI Consciousness
On the discussions around the concept of AI consciousness that are now taking center stage in the AI community.
Once considered a forbidden topic in the AI community, discussions around the concept of AI consciousness are now taking center stage, marking a significant shift since the current AI resurgence began over a decade ago. For example, last year, Brad Lemoine, an engineer at Google, made headlines claiming the large language model he was developing had become sentient. CEOs of tech companies are now openly asked in media interviews whether they think their AI systems will ever become conscious.