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A model of agent consciousness and its implementation

Moura, Ivan (2006) A model of agent consciousness and its implementation. In: Neurocomputing, 69 (16-18). pp. 1984-1995.

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Abstract

The study of several theories and models of consciousness, among them the functional and cognitive model exhibited in 'Baars' 'Global Workspace' theory, led us to identify computational correlates of consciousness and discuss their possible representations within a model of intelligent agent. We first review a particular agent implementation given by an abstract machine, and then identify the extensions required in order to accommodate the main attributes of consciousness. This amounts to form unconscious processor coalitions that result in the creation of contexts. These extensions can be formulated within a reified virtual machine encompassing a representation of the original machine as well as an additional introspective component.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Agent consciousness;Global workspace;Multithreaded abstract machine;Dialogue-based communication and synchronization;Self-reflection
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation (Formerly, School of Automation)
Date Deposited: 26 May 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14054

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