Artificial Beings: The Conscience of a Conscious Machine
June 2009, Wiley-ISTE
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Note on the Terminology.
Chapter 1 Presenting the Actors.
1.1 The book.
1.2 Human and artificial beings.
1.3 The computer.
1.4 The author.
1.5 CAIA, an artificial AI scientist.
1.6 The research domains of CAIA.
1.7 Further reading.
Chapter 2 Consciousness and Conscience.
2.1 Several meanings of "consciousness".
2.2 Extending the meaning of "conscience" for artificial beings.
2.3 Why is it useful to build conscious artificial beings with a conscience?
2.4 Towards an artificial cognition.
Chapter 3 What Does "Itself" Mean for an Artificial Being?
3.1 Various versions of an individual.
3.2 Variants of an individual.
3.3 Cloning artificial beings.
3.4 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
3.5 The Society of Mind.
3.6 More on the subject.
Chapter 4 Some Aspects of Consciousness.
4.1 Six aspects of consciousness.
4.2 Some limits of consciousness.
Chapter 5 Why is Auto-observation Useful?
5.1 Auto-observation while carrying out a task.
5.2 Auto-observation after the completion of a task.
Chapter 6 How to Observe Oneself.
6.2 Adding supplementary orders.
6.3 Using timed interruptions.
6.4 Using the interruptions made by the operating system.
6.5 Knowing its own state.
6.6 Examining its own knowledge.
6.7 The agents of the Society of Mind.
6.8 The attention.
6.9 What is "I".
Chapter 7 The Conscience.
7.1 The conscience of human beings.
7.2 The conscience of an artificial being.
7.3 Laws for artificial beings.
Chapter 8 Implementing a Conscience.
8.1 Why is a conscience helpful?
8.2 The conscience of CAIA.
8.3 Implicit principles.
8.4 Explicit principles.
8.5 The consciences in a society of individuals.
Chapter 9 Around the Conscience.
9.2 Changing its conscience.
9.3 A new human conscience for our relationships with artificial beings.
Chapter 10 What is the Future for CAIA?
1 Constraint Satisfaction Problems.
2 How to implement some aspects of consciousness.