Lectures on Machine Consciousness – Madrid 2011

Lectures on Machine Consciousness – Madrid – February 2011

From January 31st to February 4th, 2011, the Scalab research group from the Carlos III University of Madrid will hold the 4th International Seminar on New Issues in Artificial Intelligence. This edition of the AI postgraduate seminar series will include a keynote lecture on Machine Consciousness by Prof. Antonio Chella.

{mosimage} Antonio Chella was born in Florence on March 4, 1961. In 1988 he obtained his laurea degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the University of Palermo and in 1993 he obtained his PhD in Computer Engineering defending a thesis on neural networks for robot vision. From 1992 to 1998 he was a scientific researcher at the University of Palermo, where he became an associate professor in 1998 and a professor in robotics in 2001. He is the head of RoboticsLab. His main research interests concern machine consciousness and cognitive architectures for robotics.He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of machine Consciousness. He is a member of IEEE, AAAI, IAPR, AI*IA, AICA, SIREN.

The seminar lectures will cover, amongst others, an introduction to the field of Machine Consciousness, related work and related fields of scientific study, the emerging importance of Machine Consciousness for AI, current state of research, theoretical foundations, and experimental results.

An abstract of the lectures can be found here. The event will take place (free entrance) at UC3M Leganés Campus. Check the Seminar Program.