McCarthy gives reasons why we shall need to describe intelligent robots in mentalistic terms, and why such a robot will need some degree of self consciousness, and he has made suggestions regarding the notation that we and the robot might use to describe its states. This talk extends that work by focusing on the underlying “high level ” architectures required to justify ascriptions of mentality. Which concepts are applicable to a system will depend on the architecture of that system. An architecture provides a basis for a family of interrelated concepts namely the concepts that describe the states and processes able to occur in the architecture. EXAMPLE: SELF-CONTROL AN
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