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

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

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Abstract

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 Paper
Additional Information:Symposium details available at: http://www.aaai.org/Library/Symposia/Fall/fs07-01.php
Keywords:artificial consiousness, self consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, robots, evolution, meaning, representation, auto-representation, con-specifics, emotions
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
ID Code:6013
Deposited By:Menant, Mr Christophe
Deposited On:24 Apr 2008 17:37
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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