self-aware

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self- +‎ aware

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self-aware (comparative more self-aware, superlative most self-aware)

  1. 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[1]:
      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.

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