IT Revolutions. First International ICST Conference, IT Revolutions 2008, Venice, Italy, December 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers

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Paradox in AI – AI 2.0: The Way to Machine Consciousness

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03978-2_18,
        author={Peter Palensky and Dietmar Bruckner and Anna Tmej and Tobias Deutsch},
        title={Paradox in AI -- AI 2.0: The Way to Machine Consciousness},
        proceedings={IT Revolutions. First International ICST Conference, IT Revolutions 2008, Venice, Italy, December 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={IT REVOLUTIONS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Machine consciousness artificial intelligence psychoanalysis},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03978-2_18}
    }
    
  • Peter Palensky
    Dietmar Bruckner
    Anna Tmej
    Tobias Deutsch
    Year: 2012
    Paradox in AI – AI 2.0: The Way to Machine Consciousness
    IT REVOLUTIONS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03978-2_18
Peter Palensky1,*, Dietmar Bruckner2,*, Anna Tmej2,*, Tobias Deutsch2,*
  • 1: University of Pretoria
  • 2: Vienna University of Technology
*Contact email: palensky@ieee.org, bruckner@ict.tuwien.ac.at, tmej@ict.tuwien.ac.at, deutsch@ict.tuwien.ac.at

Abstract

Artificial Intelligence, the big promise of the last millennium, has apparently made its way into our daily lives. Cell phones with speech control, evolutionary computing in data mining or power grids, optimized via neural network, show its applicability in industrial environments. The original expectation of true intelligence and thinking machines lies still ahead of us. Researchers are, however, optimistic as never before. This paper tries to compare the views, challenges and approaches of several disciplines: engineering, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy. It gives a short introduction to Psychoanalysis, discusses the term consciousness, social implications of intelligent machines, related theories, and expectations and shall serve as a starting point for first attempts of combining these diverse thoughts.