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New mathematical foundations for AI and Alife: Are the necessary conditions for animal consciousness sufficient for the design of intelligent machines?

Wallace, Rodrick (2006) New mathematical foundations for AI and Alife: Are the necessary conditions for animal consciousness sufficient for the design of intelligent machines? [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Rodney Brooks' call for 'new mathematics' to revitalize the disciplines of artificial intelligence and artificial life can be answered by adaptation of what Adams has called 'the informational turn in philosophy' and by the novel perspectives that program gives into empirical studies of animal cognition and consciousness. Going backward from the necessary conditions communication theory imposes on cognition and consciousness to sufficient conditions for machine design is, however, an extraordinarily difficult engineering task. The most likely use of the first generations of conscious machines will be to model the various forms of psychopathology, since we have little or no understanding of how consciousness is stabilized in humans or other animals.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: artificial intelligence, artificial life, cognition, consciousness, groupoid, information theory, psychopathology, topological manifold
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
    Depositing User: Rodrick Wallace
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2646
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2646

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