Why Artificial Intelligence is a Piece of Software and not Sentient

Gabriele Scheler
2 min readDec 29, 2022
Picture of a sentient being.

Here is a typical description of what happens with software:

“Consider encountering a computer connected to an input wire and an output wire. If we know what algorithm the computer implements, then there are two distinct ways to be uncertain about the output. We could be uncertain about the input — maybe it’s determined by a coin toss we didn’t see…

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Gabriele Scheler

Computer scientist and AI researcher turned neuroscientist, supporting a non-profit foundation, Carl Correns Foundation for Mathematical Biology.