Can artificial intelligence provide machines with a ‘mind’?
Throughout history the mind has been conceived as a substance different from the body or as a part, a process or a property of the body. Functionalism has associated the mind-brain duality more strongly with the ‘equivalent’ concepts of software and hardware, from the computer science.
The huge evolution of software through artificial intelligence (IA) has allowed emulating several aspects of human intelligence, which has been the motivation of IA from its beginnings. An important milestone in this evolution are bio-inspired technologies of deep learning, which have made possible the implementation of practical systems of IA of general purpose. However, could this evolution finally provide our computers with a real mind?