DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.10.1854

Machine vs Human: Similarities and Differences

Daegene Song


With the recent advancements in the area of artificial intelligence and robotics, there is much discussion about how far the technology will advance and whether AI might even surpass the general capacity of humans in both mental and physical ability, a hypothesis known as technological singularity. The similarities and differences between machines and humans based on the science of computation and philosophy are addressed. Indeed, starting from investigating physics problems, one is led to adopt a new perspective on the machine and human consciousness based on cyclical time. In particular, this model involves not only a physical system, as has often been the case in science, but also mental aspects as a fundamental and integral part of a complete picture. Unlike science, philosophy has been investigating both physical and mental states and characteristics since the era of the ancient Greeks, and it has been posited that the new model of existence derived from physics and comparing machine and human indeed bears a resemblance to a number of philosophical thoughts, particularly from the school of existentialism.


Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Philosophy, Quantum theory

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