Nokia Workshop on Machine Consciousness Proceedings

Nokia Workshop on Machine Consciousness 2008

August 21 – 22. 2008. Nokia Research Center, Itämerenkatu 11 – 13, Helsinki, Finland.
Conference Proceedings


Booklet Cover (pdf)

Table of Contents (pdf)

Big Visions. Preface by Pentti Haikonen (pdf).

Acknowledgements (pdf).

Invited Spearkers (pdf).

Workshop Program (pdf).


Abstracts and Full Papers

 Introductory Speech

Progress in Machine Consciousness: Back to Basics.

by Prof. Igor Aleksander.
Imperial College, London.

Session 1. Consciousness Models
Session chairman: Riccardo Manzotti

Robotanic: an externalist outlook of a robot architecture
Antonio Chella.
Università di Palermo.

Emotional cognitive steps towards consciousness
Will Browne.
Universiy of Reading.

Emotional cognitive steps towards consciousness.
Will Browne.

Systems, models and self-awareness: A SysML model of consciousness
Ricardo Sanz and Carlos Hernández.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


Session 2. Systems and Architectures
Session chairman: Ricardo Sanz

Achieving Advanced Machine Consciousness through Integrative, Virtually Embodied Artificial General Intelligence
Ben Goertzel.
CEO, Novamente, LLC.

A logical model of consciousness on a neural network system with a simple abstract brain-like structure
Yasuo Kinouchi.
Tokyo University of Information Sciences.

The Engine of Thought – a Bio-Inspired Mechanism for Distributed Selection of Useful Information
Harri Valpola.
Helsinki University of Technology.

Might a LIDA Controled Robot be Phenomenally Conscious?
Uma Ramamurthy.
University of Memphis.


Session 3. Imagination and Phenomenology
Session chairman: Germund Hesslow

An anthropomimetic robot with imagination: one step closer to machine consciousness?
Hugo Gravato Marques, Rob Knight, Richard Newcombe and Owen Holland.
University of Essex.

A Systematic Approach to Synthetic Phenomenology
David Gamez.
University of Essex.


Session 4. Phenomenology and Qualia
Session chairman: Antonio Chella

Physical Foundations of Phenomenal Content in a Conscious Machine
Riccardo Manzotti.
IULM University Milan.

Can machines have qualia?

Germund Hesslow.
Lund University.

The Role of Qualia in Machine Consciousness; Nothing or Everything? (The Answer Is YES)
Pentti O A Haikonen.
Nokia Research Center. Helsinki.

The Role of Qualia in Machine Consciousness; Nothing or Everything? (The Answer Is YES).
Pentti O A Haikonen.


Session 5. Special Issues
Session chairman: Pentti Haikonen

Neuron Microchips
Markku Åberg and Arto Rantala.
VTT Finland.

ConsScale: A Plausible Test for Machine Consciousness?
Raúl Arrabales, Agapito Ledezma, and Araceli Sanchis.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

: A Plausible Test for Machine Consciouness?.
Raúl Arrabales.

A Cognitive Approach to Silent Speech Recognition
Emmanuel Lesser and Charles Jorgensen.
University College of Antwerp and NASA Ames Research Center.

An expectation-based robotic model of affective experience
Ron Chrisley.
University of Sussex.