School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
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. […]