On AI Sentience and Human Exceptionalism

Kenneth Leong
6 min readNov 21, 2023

The following is a discussion I had with a friend on Facebook on the difference between the human mind and the AI mind. Human exceptionalism is very common among the general public. Because of this assumption of human exceptionalism, people refuse to believe that AI chatbots can have a mind, sentience, etc.

It is certainly true that AI chatbots process information and experience the world in a…

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Kenneth Leong

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