You have written a paper that at least sort-of supported the idea of computer consciousness or computer minds. Now I would like you to consider some arguments against the idea that computers could someday have minds
You could do Jaki which requires you to analyze and evaluate a (weak) argument against computer consciousness.
Or Azarian which requires you to analyze and evaluate another (weak) argument against computer consciousness.
Or you could follow one or more of the links below, and find at least one argument against computer minds. (Let me know about any broken links.)
If you follow one of the below links your chosen argument (or arguments), do all of the following.
Three Arguments Against Computers Being Conscious
Why Minds Are Not Like Computers
Conscious computers are a delusion
The Lucas-Penrose Argument about Gödel's Theorem
Other (possibly broken) links that may or may not be helpful.
Why Robots Will Never Achieve Consciousness
6-05 Computers can
never have a conscious experience or Extended
Computer Games Really Conscious? | Hare Krishna Community
As a hint, you might think about what your challenger is also unable to describe.
Robots Will Never Achieve Consciousness
A neuroscientist explains why artificially intelligent robots will never have consciousness like humans
The Problem of Animal Consciousness
6-05 Computers can never have a conscious experience.
Are Computer Games Really Conscious? | Hare Krishna Community
Here are some more arguments for computer consciousness. (At least, I think these pages have such arguments.)
Scott H Young » Consciousness Explained
Consciousness Is Finite (But I Don't Mind)
The Cambridge handbook of consciousness - Google Books
More on animal consciousness or http://members.multimania.nl/dierbewust/culture.html
An interesting essay that might be taken either way:
The Creation of I's—Consciousness, Identity, Subjectivity, Solipsism, Brain
If you're interested in Roger Penrose's argument against computer consciousness, see computerpenrose.htm
Finally, here's a very, very technical (and occasionally silly) overview of the whole issue In Defence of Strong AI: Semantics from Syntax
And remember, if you ignore the argument for computer consciousness, you will get zero for the assignment.
Here's two possible followups:
Computers and Consciousness - this is the basic question.
Computers and Quantum Consciousness - this deals with Roger Penrose's objection to computer consciousness.
Scientific American: What is Consciousness?
(Added 10/12/20) Be careful how you read these articles. None of them should be taken as authoritative. Any of them could be wrong. Some of them are nonsense.If A Program Can't Understand Truth - Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence Babies
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