Future Progress in Artificial Intelligence: A Survey of Expert Opinion
What the distribution of opinions actually is, what probability the best experts currently assign to high–level machine intelligence coming up within a particular time–frame, which risks they see with that development, and how fast they see these developing are clarified are clarified.
Ethics of artificial intelligence and robotics
- V. C. Müller
- 30 April 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are digital technologies that will have significant impact on the development of humanity in the near future. They have raised fundamental questions about…
What Is Morphological Computation? On How the Body Contributes to Cognition and Control
The question for robot design and cognitive science is not whether computation is offloaded to the body, but to what extent the body facilitates cognition and control—how it contributes to the overall orchestration of intelligent behavior.
Margaret A. Boden, Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science, 2 vols
- V. C. Müller
- HistoryMinds and Machines
- 1 March 2008
Mind as Machine is Margaret Boden’s magnum opus; an overall account of the discipline as it stands now, and anyone will profit from the clarity in context that Boden provides.
The phenomenal content of experience
Abstract: We discuss in some length evidence from the cognitive science suggesting that the representations of objects based on spatiotemporal information and featural information retrieved…
A Dialogue Concerning Two World Systems: Info-Computational vs. Mechanistic
It is investigated whether pancomputationalism can possibly provide the basic causal structure to the world, whether the overall research programme appears productive and whether it can revigorate computationalism in the philosophy of mind.
Autonomous Cognitive Systems in Real-World Environments: Less Control, More Flexibility and Better Interaction
- V. C. Müller
- Computer ScienceCognitive Computation
- 1 March 2012
A brief personal report on why the EUCogII meeting in Groningen thought autonomy in real-world environments is central for cognitive systems research and what I think I learned about it.
Nonconceptual Demonstrative Reference
The paper argues that the reference of perceptual demonstratives is fixed in a causal nondescriptive way through the nonconceptual content of perception. That content consists first in spatiotemporal…
Killer robots: Regulate, don’t ban
Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (‘LAWS’) are here. Technological development will see them become widespread in the near future. This is in a matter of years rather than decades. When the UN…
Autonomous Killer Robots Are Probably Good News
The widespread fear of killer robots is unfounded; the availability of LAWS would probably not increase the probability of war or other lethal conflict—especially as compared to extant remote-controlled weapons.