The ability to have subjective experience. The ability of a being, animal, or entity to have self-perception and self-awareness. The ability to feel. A key question in the twenty-first century is whether computers will achieve consciousness (which their human creators are considered to have).

Articles on that refer to Consciousness

Consciousness By John Searle
Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness By David Chalmers
On the Search for the Neural Correlate of Consciousness By David Chalmers
Gelernter, Kurzweil debate machine consciousness By Rodney Brooks, Ray Kurzweil, and David Gelernter
Minimally Conscious States By Douglas I. Katz
Consciousness Connects Our Brains to the Fundamental Level of the Universe By Stuart Hameroff
Chapter 6: Locked in His Chinese Room By Ray Kurzweil
Moot Court Hearing On The Petition Of A Conscious Computer By Martine Rothblatt
Live Moderated Chat: Are We Spiritual Machines? By Ray Kurzweil, Jay W. Richards, and William A. Dembski
Consciousness in Human and Robot Minds By Daniel Dennett

News Articles that refer to Consciousness

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Gelernter, Kurzweil debate machine consciousness
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A Mind for Consciousness