Making Robots Conscious of Their Mental States

@inproceedings{McCarthy1995MakingRC,
  title={Making Robots Conscious of Their Mental States},
  author={John McCarthy},
  booktitle={Machine Intelligence 15},
  year={1995}
}
In AI, consciousness of self consists in a program having certain kinds of facts about its own mental processes and state of mind. We discuss what consciousness of its own mental structures a robot will need in order to operate in the common sense world and accomplish the tasks humans will give it. It's quite a lot. Many features of human consciousness will be wanted, some will not, and some abilities not possessed by humans have already been found feasible and useful in limited contexts. We… CONTINUE READING

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