Would building fully sentient robots be possible?

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Arget says2017-01-21T20:10:49.9610965Z
I think it would require a breakthrough into new technology to possibly do so.
Unstobbaple says2017-01-21T22:00:17.8886965Z
@Staffeat Why did we invent gods in the first place? Past the singularity we will soon have an intelligence that surpasses our own by several magnitudes... Hopefully it does not treat us like the ants we will be from their perspective.
Unstobbaple says2017-01-21T22:00:30.5417880Z
@Staffeat Why did we invent gods in the first place? Past the singularity we will soon have an intelligence that surpasses our own by several magnitudes... Hopefully it does not treat us like the ants we will be from their perspective.
Starfleet says2017-01-21T23:11:54.1598965Z
Based on my knowledge, Humanity created beings that we called "gods", or "God" for the past 2,000 years or so, because we seem to have a need for justice for those transgressions that go unpunished, and also, I think, because we have a need to know that there's more than this physical world. I don't see how creating machines with the G.I. Of a human, is comparable to the need for gods or other supernatural beings.
Unstobbaple says2017-01-21T23:17:35.4360894Z
It's likely closer to 200,000 years than 2k. Machines are more than physical and with like 10^10*our intelligence they could certainly ensure karma or justice is satisfied if we could hardwire it into their systems so it couldn't be overwritten. Maybe you see now?
Starfleet says2017-01-22T01:49:15.3234673Z
We, at least in theory, could program machines to think like we do, but with them being sentient like a human, what makes you think that they'll want to think like we do?. Religious propaganda has attempted to "program" their beliefs into people for thousands of years, but not everyone has bought into a religion's beliefs. How is a sentient machine different, if it can make its own decisions? On another note, when I said 2,000 years or so, I was referring to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, not other religions.
Starfleet says2017-02-02T19:38:41.9852543Z
If the beings that we create out of circuits and metal have the general intelligence of a human, what makes you think that they're going to immediately turn on us? Just like with a human, the way that we treat these creations of ours is going to determine how they view us.
ozu says2017-07-11T22:23:46.9275413Z
Maybe. It would be interesting to see how we distinguish success from failure, as we can't really prove the existence of other minds.

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