Conscious robot would solve mind-body problem
If a conscious robot were built, the mind-body problem would be solved (see detailed text).

This could happen in one of two ways:

1) The mind-body problem is solved first, and the solution is used to build a conscious robot.

2) The robot is built accidentally and then scientists analyse it to figure out the solution to the mind-body problem.

Mind-body Problem: Historical Background

The mind-body problem is the problem of understanding how the mind (and its conscious mental states) relate to the body (and its physical states).

Some consider mind and body to be part of one substrate—a belief known as monism, held, for example by physicalists)—but others think that mind and body are separate substances or aspects of one kind of substance (dualism).

Artificial Intelligence »Artificial Intelligence
Can computers think? [1] »Can computers think? [1]
No: computers can't be conscious [6] »No: computers can't be conscious [6]
Consciousness is physical »Consciousness is physical
Conscious robot would solve mind-body problem
Conscious machine irrelevant »Conscious machine irrelevant
Humans can't solve the mind-body problem »Humans can't solve the mind-body problem
Mind-body problem isn't a real-world problem »Mind-body problem isn't a real-world problem
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