Consciousness Is Categories

Consciousness is an emergent property of categories. As a sufficient number of categories can be represented in a system, selfhood arises and, with it, consciousness.

The two can not be separated. You can’t have a sufficient repertoire of categories and not get consciousness. It’s not as if there is some special something sprinkled on top that magically turns it into consciousness.

From I Am a Strange Loop.

See also:

  • Theories of Consciousness

    There are many theories put forth to explain human consciousness and experiments are running to test them. With all the discussion around AGI, it’s timely to keep an eye on them.