The requirements and possibilities of creating conscious systems

Lyle N. Long, Troy D. Kelley

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Abstract

This paper discusses the psychological, philosophical and neurological definitions of consciousness and the prospects for the development of a conscious machine in the foreseeable future. Various definitions of consciousness are introduced and discussed within the different fields mentioned. We conclude that a conscious machine may be within the realm of engineering possibilities if current technological developments, especially Moore's Law, continue at their current pace. Given the complexity of cognition and consciousness a hybrid architecture appears to offer the best solution for the implementation of a complex system of systems which functionally approximates a human mind. Ideally, this architecture would include traditional symbolic representations as well as distributed representations which approximate the nonlinear dynamics seen in the human brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit and AIAA Unmanned...Unlimited Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventAIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit and AIAA Unmanned...Unlimited Conference - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2009Apr 9 2009

Publication series

NameAIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit and AIAA Unmanned...Unlimited Conference

Other

OtherAIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit and AIAA Unmanned...Unlimited Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period4/6/094/9/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Long, L. N., & Kelley, T. D. (2009). The requirements and possibilities of creating conscious systems. In AIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit and AIAA Unmanned...Unlimited Conference [2009-1949] (AIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit and AIAA Unmanned...Unlimited Conference).