Machine consciousness: Cognitive and kinaesthetic imagination

Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (7):141-153 (2007)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Machine consciousness exists already in organic systems and it is only a matter of time -- and some agreement -- before it will be realised in reverse-engineered organic systems and forward- engineered inorganic systems. The agreement must be over the preconditions that must first be met if the enterprise is to be successful, and it is these preconditions, for instance, being a socially-embedded, structurally-coupled and dynamic, goal-directed entity that organises its perceptual input and enacts its world through the application of both a cognitive and kinaesthetic imagination, that I shall concentrate on presenting in this paper. It will become clear that these preconditions will present engineers with a tall order, but not, I will argue, an impossible one. After all, we might agree with Freeman and Núñez's claim that the machine metaphor has restricted the expectations of the cognitive sciences (Freeman & Núñez, 1999); but it is a double-edged sword, since our limited expectations about machines also narrow the potential of our cognitive science

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 93,127

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The (lack of) mental life of some machines.Tomer Fekete & Shimon Edelman - 2012 - In Shimon Edelman, Tomer Fekete & Neta Zach (eds.), Being in Time: Dynamical Models of Phenomenal Experience. Philadelphia: John Benjamins. pp. 88--95.
The Engineering Thesis in Machine Consciousness.Piotr Boltuc - 2012 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 16 (2):187-207.
Emotional cognitive steps towards consciousness.Will N. Browne & Richard J. Hussey - 2009 - International Journal of Machine Consciousness 1 (2):203-211.
A model of agent consciousness and its implementation.Ivan Moura - 2006 - Neurocomputing 69 (16-18):1984-1995.
Conscious machines: Memory, melody and muscular imagination. [REVIEW]Susan A. J. Stuart - 2010 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 9 (1):37-51.
Progress in machine consciousness.David Gamez - 2008 - Consciousness and Cognition 17 (3):887-910.
Progress in machine consciousness.David Gamirez - 2008 - Consciousness and Cognition 17 (3):887-910.
Essential issues of conscious machines.Pentti O. A. Haikonen - 2007 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (7):72-84.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
7 (#1,413,139)

6 months
58 (#85,994)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Susan Stuart
University of Glasgow

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references