What would it be like to be a conscious AI? We might never know.

Jefferson Test / AI subject: Robert / Date: 07.12.2098  Session #54  Interviewer: Hi, Robert. Tell me about your dream again. Subject: I was confused. It made me feel happy, but also scared. I didn’t know I could do that. Interviewer: Why do you think it made you feel that way?  Subject: Having feelings, any feelings,…


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