Ten Design Rules for a Conscious System
Written by Ricardo Sanz   
Tuesday, 08 February 2011
The quest for the universal controller technology -a technology for building machine minds for any purpose- has advanced by small, both practical and theoretical steps but without a clear convergence into a unified view. However, recent developments in search of improvements in open-environment robustness have produced a reactivation of the quest for the very essence of the mental -from a systemic/cybernetic perspective. This talk will present an architecture-centric proposal for a fundamental control structure that fulfills a basic set of requirements for being an explanation of a functional mind (including associated concepts such as percepts, knowledge, thinking, action, etc.). This structure is grounded on systemic, embedded control systems concepts so as to be realizable in machines. This proposal goes from the elementary aspects of sensing and perception to the higher aspects of knowledge, meaning and consciousness. The proposed design rules will provide a basic stance for understanding access consciousness and self-consciousness and a catalog of design features needed for the engineering of a conscious system of technological and economical value.

Series: COGS Research Seminars
Place:University of Sussex
Date: 15 Feb 2011
Speaker: Ricardo Sanz

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