self- + aware
self-aware (comparative more self-aware, superlative most self-aware)
- Aware of oneself as an individual that exists in the real world
- The robot didn't just resemble a human girl: she was self-aware and conscious as well.
2011 April 19, Watercutter, Angela, “Skynet Becomes Self-Aware: How to Welcome Our AI Overlords”, in Wired:
- The time has come. According to the Terminator clock, at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday, Skynet will become self-aware. And humanity will be screwed.