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sentience

(sĕn′shəns, -shē-əns, -tē-əns)
n.
1. The quality or state of being sentient; consciousness.
2. Feeling as distinguished from perception or thought.
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When it comes to conscientiousness, sentience, a pinprick, you feel it.
MAUREEN McHUGH'S SHORT STORY "THE KINGDOM of THE BLIND" (2011) is about a computer program, called DMS, that apparently achieves sentience.
Language enters the work only once, when a young woman says "Fox" (purportedly her name); the moment recalls the reclining woman in Chris Marker's La jetee, whose blinking eyes in that stilled photographic world provided a glimmer of sentience and life.
Buddhist traditions generally construe sentience as the capacity to feel suffering, which Pali sources categorize as the suffering of physical pain, suffering due to mental dispositions, and suffering experienced when things change.
Literary journalism can directly communicate the emotional truth of war with a meaning and sentience that conventional reporting cannot.
He takes a job but remains in thrall to the game world in which he is master of other life forms "prodded into sentience with a few extra lines of code" and that come to seem more real to him than even his girlfriend.
The ego has a hard time grappling with the thought that they may not have a sentience similar to ours.
The Delicious Miss Dahl (BBC Two, 8:30pm Tuesday) was undercut by her doll-like demeanour, which hinted at sentience without ever really convincing.
However, the problem with zombies as villains is that, unlike vampires which can be various stages of sentience and morality (as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer), all zombies can do is shuffle around and attempt to eat you.
Consilience doesn't mean sentience, not without a certain self-awareness anyway, more than it requires to tie your shoelaces.
The system has been developed by Sentience, a research project led by automotive consultancy Ricardo that also includes Jaguar Land Rover, the Transport Research Laboratory, Ordnance Survey and Orange Business Services.