On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 09:38:40PM -0500, Jason Resch wrote:
> Artificial Life such as these organisms:
> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq_mdJjNRPT11IF4NFyLcIWJ1C0Z3hTAX
> ( https://github.com/jasonkresch/bots )
> Have neural networks that evolved through natural selection, can adapt to a
> changing environment, and can learn to distinguish between "food" and "poison"
> in their environment.
> If simple creatures like worms or insects are conscious, (because they have
> brains, and evolved), then wouldn't these artificial life forms be conscious
> for the same reasons?
> Why or why not?

Most insects can't be consious (see my paper "Ants are not
conscious"). Most ALife forms created to date are simpler than
insects, and probably even worms, so are unlikely to be consious either.


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