Proposal for an approach to artificial consciousness based on self-consciousness

Document Type: 
Article
Article Type: 
Editorial
Disciplines: 
Artificial intelligence
Topics: 
Theory of Consciousness
Keywords: 
Self-consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, functional consciousness, artificial consciousness, representation, evolution, intersubjectivity, inter-agentivity, emotions
Deposited by: 
Mr Christophe Menant
Date of Issue: 
2008
Authors: 
Christophe Menant
Volume: 
FS-07-01 to come
Publisher: 
Proceedings AAAI Symposium, Washington DC, 8-11 November 2007
Place of Publication: 
USA
Official URL: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/AAAI-2007/FS01MenantCh20070905074007.pdf
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.
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