Proposal for an Approach to Artificial Consciousness Based on Self-Consciousness

Menant, Mr. Christophe (2007) Proposal for an Approach to Artificial Consciousness Based on Self-Consciousness. [Conference Poster]


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Current research on artificial consciousness is focused on phenomenal consciousness and on functional consciousness. We propose to shift the focus to self-consciousness in order to open new areas of investigation. We use an existing scenario where self-consciousness is considered as the result of an evolution of representations. Application of the scenario to the possible build up of a conscious robot also introduces questions relative to emotions in robots. Areas of investigation are proposed as a continuation of this approach.

Item Type:Conference Poster
Keywords:artificial consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, self-consciousness, evolution, auto-representation, self-representation
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:5866
Deposited By: Menant, Mr Christophe
Deposited On:10 Dec 2007 21:43
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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