Offer: One Billion Dollars for a Conscious Robot; If You're Honest, You Must
Abstract:You are offered one billion dollars to 'simply' produce a proof-of-concept robot that has phenomenal consciousness -- in fact, you can receive a deliciously large portion of the money up front, by simply starting a three-year work plan in good faith. Should you take the money and commence? No. I explain why this refusal is in order, now and into the foreseeable future.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Departments of Cognitive and Computer Science, Rensselaer AI & Reasoning Lab, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2007-01-01