Proposal for an Approach to Artificial Consciousness Based on Self-Consciousness

Christophe Menant

Current research on artificial consciousness is focused on phenomenal consciousness and on functional consciousness. We propose to shift the focus to self consciousness in order to open new areas of investigation. We use an existing scenario where self consciousness is considered as the result of an evolution of representations. Application of the scenario to the possible build up of a conscious robot also introduces questions relative to emotions in robots. Areas of investigation are proposed as a continuation of this approach

Subjects: 9.4 Philosophical Foundations; 17. Robotics

Submitted: Sep 4, 2007