A Conscious Artifact?
Abstract:After discussing various types of consciousness, several approaches to machine consciousness, software agent, and global workspace theory, we describe a software agent, IDA, that is 'conscious' in the sense of implementing that theory of consciousness. IDA perceives, remembers, deliberates, negotiates, and selects actions, sometimes 'consciously'. She uses a variety of mechanisms, each of which is briefly described. It's tempting to think of her as a conscious artifact. Is such a view in any way justified? The remainder of the paper considers this question.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA., Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2003-01-01