DO ARTIFICIAL GENERAL INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS REALLY NEED TO BE CONSCIOUS?

J. Ignacio Serrano, M. Dolores del Castillo

Abstract

Consciousness has been studied for long time from heterogeneous perspectives and knowledge fields. In spite of the great numbers of debates and the huge amount of work, the matter is still full of questions and even enigmas at different levels. In addition to well known issues such as the evolutionary utility of consciousness, the existence (or not) of the “hard problem” and the definition itself (to mention just a few), consciousness has also been brought into the mind/body problem. This controversy has encouraged many researchers to tackle the simulation and implementation of consciousness, thus giving rise to the so-called Machine Consciousness (also Artificial Consciousness), which in turn motivates the inclusion of consciousness in Artificial General Intelligent (AGI) Systems. However, do an AGI system need consciousness in order to be (general) intelligent? This paper poses a humble reflection on this subject with the only aim of making the readers think about it before starting working.

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Ignacio Serrano J. and Dolores del Castillo M. (2011). DO ARTIFICIAL GENERAL INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS REALLY NEED TO BE CONSCIOUS? . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-40-9, pages 674-676. DOI: 10.5220/0003194906740676


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@conference{icaart11,
author={J. Ignacio Serrano and M. Dolores del Castillo},
title={DO ARTIFICIAL GENERAL INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS REALLY NEED TO BE CONSCIOUS?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2011},
pages={674-676},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003194906740676},
isbn={978-989-8425-40-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - DO ARTIFICIAL GENERAL INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS REALLY NEED TO BE CONSCIOUS?
SN - 978-989-8425-40-9
AU - Ignacio Serrano J.
AU - Dolores del Castillo M.
PY - 2011
SP - 674
EP - 676
DO - 10.5220/0003194906740676