Aaron Sloman

Aaron Sloman
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
England, UK

1991-2005: Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.
Since 2005: Honorary Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.

His research interests and his work are very much related to the field of artificial consciousness. An excerpt from his site:

[…] In particular I try to show that many of our ordinary mental concepts, e.g. “consciousness”, “emotion”, “belief”, “desire”, “intention”, “intelligence”, and other cognitive and affective concepts are partly confused `cluster concepts’ which can be clarified and refined (not eliminated) if we think of them as implicitly referring to an architecture which supports a variety of types of states and processes. […]

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