Machine Consciousness

Machine Consciousness

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From the toaster that burns our breakfast to the video recorder that wipes out our favourite movie, we've all had that feeling that a machine is out to get us. So can a machine really be conscious? Can it have feelings? Well, even the humble thermostat knows when it gets too hot-and it can do something about it too. But can a machine think thoughts? Does it have a personality? How would you know?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 178 x 260 x 16mm | 600g
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 090784524X
  • 9780907845249
  • 2,071,142

Table of contents

Owen Holland, Editorial Introduction Igor Aleksander & Barry Dunmall, Axioms and Tests for the Presence of Minimal Consciousness in Agents Susan Blackmore, Consciousness in Meme Machines Rodney M.J. Cotterill, CyberChild: A Simulation Test-Bed for Consciousness Studies Stan Franklin, IDA: A Conscious Artifact? Stevan Harnad, Can a Machine Be Conscious? How? Owen Holland & Rod Goodman, Robots With Internal Models: A Route to Machine Consciousness? Jesse J. Prinz, Level-Headed Mysterianism and Artificial Experience Aaron Sloman & Ron Chrisley, Virtual Machines and Consciousness Luc Steels, Language Re-Entrance and the 'Inner Voice' William Irwin Thompson, The Borg or Borges?
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Review quote

"I am aware that I can't give this book its due by simply listing the titles and the general flags under which they sail, but that is simply a consequence of the sheer wealth of ideas that are presented by leading researchers in the field looking at the problem of machine (and human) consciousness from all possible angles." -- Stefaan Van Ryssen * Leonardo * "A stimulating resource for advanced undergraduates or the interested layperson." -- Catherine Legg * Metapsychology * "A stimulating collection -- a good overview of contemporary debate." * Network *
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About Owen Holland

The editor, Owen Holland, is senior lecturer in computer science at the University of Essex, and has researched in the area of biologically inspired robotics for fifteen years. He has previously held faculty positions in psychology and in electrical engineering, and has worked in universities and research laboratories in the UK, Belgium, Germany and the USA.
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