Consciousness, Meaning and the Future Phenomenology

Sanz Bravo, Ricardo and Hernández Corbato, Carlos and Sánchez Escribano, María Guadalupe (2011). Consciousness, Meaning and the Future Phenomenology. In: "AISB 2011 Machine Consciousness", 04/04/2011 - 07/04/2011, York, UK. pp. 55-60.


Title: Consciousness, Meaning and the Future Phenomenology
  • Sanz Bravo, Ricardo
  • Hernández Corbato, Carlos
  • Sánchez Escribano, María Guadalupe
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: AISB 2011 Machine Consciousness
Event Dates: 04/04/2011 - 07/04/2011
Event Location: York, UK
Title of Book: Proceedings of AISB 2011 Machine Consciousness
Date: 2011
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Phenomenological states are generally considered sources of intrinsic motivation for autonomous biological agents. In this paper we will address the issue of exploiting these states for robust goal-directed systems. We will provide an analysis of consciousness in terms of a precise definition of how an agent “understands” the informational flows entering the agent. This model of consciousness and understanding is based in the analysis and evaluation of phenomenological states along potential trajectories in the phase space of the agents. This implies that a possible strategy to follow in order to build autonomous but useful systems is to embed them with the particular, ad-hoc phenomenology that captures the requirements that define the system usefulness from a requirements-strict engineering viewpoint.

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