Symposium

Of Rising Scholars

Spring 2024

Jacob will be presenting at The Symposium of Rising Scholars on Saturday, March 23rd! To attend the event and see Jacob's presentation.

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Jacob Su

Class of 2026California

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  • "Is memory a necessary component of consciousness? If so, does the way AI experience memory count for or against AI being conscious?" with mentor Aditya (Nov. 10, 2023)

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Is memory a necessary component of consciousness? If so, does the way AI experience memory count for or against AI being conscious?

Started Apr. 20, 2023

Abstract or project description

  1. What is consciousness? Survey different theories, talk about which one we’ll use in our paper
  2. What is memory? How does it impact us psychologically? Do different people experience memory differently? Do people vary in how good their memory is?
  3. How does memory relate to consciousness? Connect our understanding of memory to an understanding of consciousness. Focus on a human or animal perspective
  4. Talk about AI: in what sense does AI have memory? How does memory relate to the Turing test/Chinese room debate?
  5. Does AI satisfy this criterion of consciousness?

Sections 4 and 5 are a bit more vague for now.