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

By Mr. Christophe Menant


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

Topics: Philosophy of Mind
Publisher: AAAI Press
Year: 2007
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