next up previous contents
Next: About Logical AI Up: Making Robots Conscious Previous: Contents


For the purposes of this article a robot is a continuously acting computer program interacting with the outside world and not normally stopping. What physical senses and effectors or communication channels it has are irrelevant to this discussion except as examples.

This article discusses consciousness with the methodology of logical AI. [McCarthy, 1989] contains a recent discussion of logical AI. AI systems that don't represent information by sentences can have only limited introspective knowledge.

John McCarthy
Mon Jul 15 13:06:22 PDT 2002