Chatbots, toys and tools, temptations and threats

Chatbots are conquering the world, figuratively, but for some also really. Here we discuss chatbots from the perspective of their use. Are they toys or tools, are they a temptation or a threat?

ChatGPT and consciousness

A dialogue with ChatGPT to find out what it reports about its own consciousness. Is the answer pre-programmed or based on open resources?


A discussion of the physicist Kastrup, The Idea of the World, advocating the idealism as a monistic philosophy, in opposition with physicalism.

Pattern recognition and consciousness

The human ability to recognize patterns is based on consciousness. Automatic pattern recognition devices are attempts to simulate consciousness.

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