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Artificial consciousness: The question of whether machines or computer systems can develop an artificial consciousness is about whether they can become sentient, have experiences and make independent decisions. See also Artificial Intelligence, Strong Artificial Intelligence, Human Level AI, Machine Learning, Superintelligence.
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Th.W. Adorno on Artificial Consciousness - Dictionary of Arguments

XIII 144
Artificial Consciousness/Adorno: (Answer to a question from students): Machines can perform the steps of synthesis - reproduction (recollection) and recognition.
, >Recognition, >Reproduction.
XIII 145
Contrast to the idealistic concept of the "I think", which is attributed to subjects: in a subject, the set of his experiences is not interchangeable with that of another subject.
>Subjectivity, >"I think", >Cogito.
If one were to assume that this would be possible by means of communication in the long run, one would make the notion of egoism an extremely thin and abstract principle.
>Self, >Subject.
However, the model of cognitive personal consciousness itself is an abstraction. Since Descartes, the ideal of recognition is the causal-mechanical recognition.
>Recognition/Adorno, >Epistemology/Adorno.
XIII 146
Then one might say that the ideal of the scientific and epistemological subject is the machine.
N.B.: then machines, which are difficult to distinguish from the subject, presuppose a logical cognitive subject as a condition, whereas, conversely, this logical cognitive subject does not presuppose the existence of such machines, as it is simply and intelligently evident from history.
Cf. >Turing-Test.
((s) Adorno thus establishes a distinction based on genesis against indistinguishability based on characteristics and behaviors).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Th. W. Adorno
Max Horkheimer
Dialektik der Aufklärung Frankfurt 1978

Theodor W. Adorno
Negative Dialektik Frankfurt/M. 2000

Theodor W. Adorno
Ästhetische Theorie Frankfurt/M. 1973

Theodor W. Adorno
Minima Moralia Frankfurt/M. 2003

Theodor W. Adorno
Philosophie der neuen Musik Frankfurt/M. 1995

Theodor W. Adorno
Gesammelte Schriften, Band 5: Zur Metakritik der Erkenntnistheorie. Drei Studien zu Hegel Frankfurt/M. 1071

Theodor W. Adorno
Noten zur Literatur (I - IV) Frankfurt/M. 2002

Theodor W. Adorno
Gesammelte Schriften in 20 Bänden: Band 2: Kierkegaard. Konstruktion des Ästhetischen Frankfurt/M. 2003

Theodor W. Adorno
Gesammelte Schriften in 20 Bänden: Band 8: Soziologische Schriften I Frankfurt/M. 2003

Theodor W. Adorno
Über Walter Benjamin Frankfurt/M. 1990

Theodor W. Adorno
Philosophische Terminologie Bd. 1 Frankfurt/M. 1973

Theodor W. Adorno
Philosophische Terminologie Bd. 2 Frankfurt/M. 1974

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