Architectural requirements for consciousness

Chrisley, Ron and Sloman, Aaron (2017) Architectural requirements for consciousness. EUCognition 2016: Cognitive Robot Architectures, Vienna, Austria, 8-9 December, 2016. Published in: Chrisley, Ron, Müller, Vincent C, Sandamirskaya, Yulia and Vincze, Markus, (eds.) Proceedings of the EUCognition Meeting (European Society for Cognitive Systems) "Cognitive Robot Architectures". 1855 31-36. CEUR Workshop Proceedings ISSN 1613-0073

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Abstract

This paper develops, in sections I-III, the virtual machine architecture approach to explaining certain features of consciousness first proposed in (Sloman and Chrisley 2003) and elaborated in (Chrisley and Sloman 2016), in which particular qualitative aspects of experiences (qualia) are proposed to be particular kinds of properties of components of virtual machine states of a cognitive architecture. Specifically, they are those properties of components of virtual machine states of an agent that make that agent prone to believe the kinds of things that are typically believed to be true of qualia (e.g., that they are ineffable, immediate, intrinsic, and private). Section IV aims to make it intelligible how the requirements identified in sections II and III could be realised in a grounded, sensorimotor, cognitive robotic architecture.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: machine consciousness, virtual machine, qualia, metacognition, neural network, consciousness, reflection
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Cognitive Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0311 Consciousness. Cognition
Depositing User: Ron Chrisley
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 09:57
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 12:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75583

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