Computational Approaches To Conscious Artificial Intelligence [eBook]


Computational Approaches To Conscious Artificial Intelligence [eBook] [FCO]



Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen rapid advancements in recent years, particularly in the areas of deep learning and the ability to generalize from concrete objects to abstract concepts. Meanwhile, in the study of machine consciousness, a universally agreed definition among scientists and philosophers is still lacking.

This book raises a number of issues surrounding the nature and implications of conscious artificial intelligence:

– How might concepts developed through research in machine consciousness enhance the functionality of AI systems, making them fully autonomous?
– If self-explanatory information is related to qualia, does this imply that machines using self-explanatory information are conscious?
– How is the interpretation of intelligence related to a system’s ability to generate accurate predictions?
– Is machine consciousness ultimately possible? And how might it be examined from an ethical standpoint?

This edited volume consists of 10 chapters that highlight the prospects of machine consciousness and study the subject from several perspectives. The issues are wide-ranging and include topics such as the metaverse, a computational approach to pain and suffering, universal cognitive intelligence, intentional action, the categorization of conscious machines, and more. The volume is designed as a reference guide for researchers, practitioners, and students interested in the intersection of AI and consciousness.



– The Conscious Machine (Yan H Ng and Antonio Chellaa)
– The Category of Machines that Become Conscious: An Example of Memory Modelling (Igor Aleksander)
– A Constructive Explanation of Consciousness and its Implementation (Pei Wang)
– On Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness and Robots (Pentti O A Haikonen)
– Universal Cognitive Intelligence, from Cognitive Consciousness, and Lambda (Λ) (Selmer Bringsjord, Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu and James Oswald)
– Intelligence and Consciousness in Natural and Artificial Systems (David Gamez)
– Attention and Consciousness in Intentional Action: Steps Toward Rich Artificial Agency (Paul Bello and Will Bridewell)
– Artificial Conscious Intelligence: Why Machine Consciousness Matters to AI (JJames A Reggia, Garrett E Katz and Gregory P Davis)
– Will Conscious Digital Creatures Roam the Metaverse? (Owen Holland)
– On the Ethics of Constructing Conscious AI (Shimon Edelman)

Readership: Researchers, practitioners, students, informed readers interested in the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness.


About the Author

Antonio Chella is a Professor of Robotics and Director of RoboticsLab at the Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, and a research associate at the ICAR-CNR, Palermo. He is a former Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Knowledge Technologies (CITC), Director of the Department of Computer Engineering (DINFO), Chairman of the Computer Engineering Graduate Program, Coordinator of the PhD Program in Technological Innovation Engineering.

He coordinated several Italian and European research projects. He is the author of more than 200 publications and an editorial director of scientific journals and of book series in the fields of Robot Consciousness, Computational Creativity, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. The research activities of prof. Chella has been the subject of many articles and interviews in national and international magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, New Scientist, and The Guardian.


Product Details

Author: Antonio Chella (University of Palermo, Italy & ICAR-CNR Palermo, Italy)
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. August 2023
Language: ‎English
Paperback: ‎312
ISBN: ‎9789811276682
Format: True PDF


Size: 12.4MB

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