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Its not called the 'hard'

Its not called the 'hard' problem of consciousness for nothing.

Our brain along with the central nervous system is basically a neural network.

It is not yet known for certain where consciousness and self awareness come from. It is possible that they are simply a byproduct of the complex feedback systems that make up our brain. A friend of mine who is a genius in every sense of the word is working on AI and this is the opinion he currently holds.

It is not entirely implausible that once artificial neural networks become sufficiently complex, consciousness and ego may spontaneously arise.

The only thing is that ANNs are usually designed to working out specific problems. Human beings evolved in a more random manner, based on selection pressures of survival and reproduction and the processes that led to the emergence of our consciousness may never arise ina digital environment.