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Artificial beings : the conscience of a conscious machine

Author: J Pitrat
Publisher: London : ISTE ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2009.
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"It is almost universally agreed that consciousness and possession of a conscience are essential characteristics of human intelligence. While some believe it to be impossible to create artificial beings possessing these traits, and conclude that the ultimate major goal of Artificial Intelligence is hopeless, this book demonstrates that not only is it possible to create entities with capabilities in both areas, but  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pitrat, J. (Jacques).
Artificial beings.
London : ISTE ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2009
(OCoLC)698053671
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Pitrat
ISBN: 9781848211018 1848211015
OCLC Number: 302414700
Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Presenting the actors --
Consciousness and conscience --
What does "itself" mean for an artificial being? --
Some aspects of consciousness --
Why is auto-observation useful? --
How to observe oneself --
The conscience --
Implemeting a conscience --
Around the conscience --
What is the future for CAIA?
Responsibility: Jacques Pitrat.
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This book demonstrates that not only is it possible to create entities with both consciousness and conscience, but that those entities demonstrate them in ways different from our own, thereby showing  Read more...

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