Thursday, May 17, 2007

Artificial Consciousness from Self-Consciousness

Menant writes, "Let me inform you about a submission I just made
to AAAI fall 2007 Symposium on AI and Consciousness. Title is Proposal
for an Approach to Artificial Consciousness Based on
Self-Consciousness (PDF format). It is close to [] posts
made last
year on Robot anxiety
and consciousness.
Feel free to comment."
For those not familiar with Menant's
research, he proposes that consciousness (in the phenomenal sense)
evolved from self-consciousness, which in turn evolved from
self-representation. He believes using self-consciousness rather than
phenomenal consciousness as a reference model will be a more productive
route to developing artificial consciousness. This could also lead to
interesting new ideas for robot perception and behavior.


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