Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious, Says Professor

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Joel Kontinen

Some Artificial intelligent folks are saying that we will soon give way to computers who will say what’s best for us.

However, a professor in of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University says that will not certainly happen, Subhash Kak says that computers can never be truly conscious.

While firms such as Microsoft have spent or are spending 1 million dollars on project to make computers faster, they have never even come close to having a supercomputer with brains. All such attempts, both by European and US, have failed entirely.

Professor Kak says that our brains are far different to those in computers, In particular, “A conscious person is aware of what they're thinking, and has the ability to stop thinking about one thing and start thinking about another — no matter where they were in the initial train of thought. But that's impossible for a computer to do.”

Thus, he says that the human brain is too much for those having a go at artificial intelligence.


Kak, Subhash, 2019. Why Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious. Live Science (16 October),