an article today has me wondering if the west should cede development of artificial consciousness (AC) to the east. i pose this question due solely to cultural considerations while overlooking any capability questions. i also say consciousness rather than intelligence b/c there’s already plenty of AI around that doesn’t necessarily impact the area i’m concerned with.
the article mentions that robot development differs in the east and west b/c the programmers in the respective cultures tend to prize different aspects of social interaction. westerners in general tend to prize individuality while easterners prize interdependence.