A friend shared this terrific article with me today:
which, of course, I found to be wonderfully relevant due to my recently-released novel, The Mandate of Earth, which deals with similar issues in A.I. I spent a decade working on the mystery of what I personally consider the key to conscious A.I. It’s not just due to the number of transistors in a processor or writing the right kind of code to organize information. That’s all very “computer-sciency” and completely off track because it doesn’t mimic nature. How does human thought work? We are not a single thread, we are comprised of many threads that collectively become the self-aware “you.” This is how Decatur arises.
What is the “mandate” anyway? To learn more, pick up the novel!