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Visions of Mind

Architectures for Cognition and Affect

Darryl N. Davis (editor)

ISBN: 9781591404828

Publication Date: Dec 2004

Format: Hardback

What is mind? "Can we build synthetic or artificial minds?". This collection presents a diverse overview of the development of artificial minds is as the 21st century begins. It includes contributions from philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, social studies and artificial intelligence.
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What is mind? "Can we build synthetic or artificial minds?" Think these questions are only reserved for Science Fiction? Well, not anymore. This collection presents a diverse overview of where the development of artificial minds is as the twenty first century begins. Examined from nearly all viewpoints, Visions of Mind includes perspectives from philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, social studies and artificial intelligence. This collection comes largely as a result of many conferences and symposiums conducted by many of the leading minds on this topic. At the core is Professor Aaron Sloman's symposium from the spring 2000 UK Society for Artificial Intelligence conference. Authors from that symposium, as well as others from around the world have updated their perspectives and contributed to this powerful book. The result is a multi-disciplinary approach to the long term problem of designing a human-like mind, whether for scientific, social, or engineering purposes. The topics addressed within this text are valuable to both artificial intelligence and cognitive science, and also to the academic disciplines that they draw on and feed. Among those disciplines are philosophy, computer science, and psychology.
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Pages 300
Date Published 31 Dec 2004
Publisher IGI Global
Subject/s Computer science   Cognition & cognitive psychology  
CHAPTER ONE; Parachemistry of Mind: Caseomputational Studies Experiments with of Doxastic and Affective MixturesSolutions; Andy Adamatzky; Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK; CHAPTER TWO; Beyond Needs: Emotions and the Commitments Requirement; Michel Aube; Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, J1K 2R1; CHAPTER THREE; Metaphor, Self-Reflection, and the Nature of Mind; John A. Barnden, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK; CHAPTER FOUR; Modular Representations of Cognitive Phenomena in AI, Psychology, and Neuroscience; Joanna J. Bryson; Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK; CHAPTER FIVE; Memory and Emotion in the Cognitive Architecture; William F. Clocksin; Department of Computing, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1HX, UK; CHAPTER SIX; Implementing Free Will; Bruce Edmonds; Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 3GH,. UK; CHAPTER SEVEN; Images of Mind: In memory of Donald Broadbent and AllenJohn Newell; John Fox; Advanced Computation Laboratory, Cancer Research UK, 44 Lincoln''s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PX, UK; CHAPTER EIGHT; A "Consciousness"- Based Architecture for a Functioning Mind; Stan Franklin; Institute for Intelligent Systems and Division of Computer Science, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 38152, USA; CHAPTER NINE; The Integration and Control of Behaviour: Insights from Neuroscience and AI; David W. Glasspool; Advanced Computation Laboratory, Cancer Research UK, 44 Lincoln''s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PX, UK; CHAPTER TEN; The CHREST Architecture of Cognition: Listening to Empirical Data; Fernand Gobet; Department of Human Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK; Peter C. R. Lane; SchoolDepartment of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK; CHAPTER ELEVEN; Managing Goals and Resources in Dynamic Environments; Elizabeth Gordon and Brian Logan; School of Computer Science & IT, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK; CHAPTER TWELVE; Artificial Minds and Conscious Machines; Pentti O. A. Haikonen; Nokia Research Center, P.O. Box 407, FIN-00045, Nokia Group, Finland; CHAPTER THIRTEEN; Does a Functioning Mind Need a Functioning Body? Some Perspectives from Postc-Classical ComputationColin G. Johnson.; Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, at Canterbury,. Kent, CT2 7NF, UK; CHAPTER FOURTEEN; APOC -- An Architecture Framework for Complex Agents; Matthias Scheutz; Departmentt. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556, USA; CHAPTER FIFTEEN; An Architecture for Cognitive Diversity; Push Singh and Marvin Minsky; MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, 021398, USA; ABOUT THE AUTHORS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX
Dr. Darryl N. Davis is a Lecturer in Department of Computer Science, at The University of Hull. He graduated from the University of Sussex with a BSc in Experimental Psychology. He pursued extra-academic interests for the following twelve years. On returning to academia he graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a M.Sc, in Knowledge Base Systems. The MSc thesis was on data mining in a medical domain. He subsequently worked at the University of St. Andrews on human visual perception, particularly human face recognition. He worked in the Departments of Orthodontics and Medical Biophysics at the University of Manchester for his Ph.D. on the use of AI Architectures for Medical Image interpretation, graduating from Victoria University of Manchester with a Ph.D. in Investigative and Diagnostic Medicine. He worked at the University of Birmingham on a number of projects. This includes time as a Research Fellow with Professor Sloman on a project that addressed a number of issues related to the current text. He has been at the University of Hull since 1999, lecturing in Artificial Intelligence and researching in related areas. In 1999 and 2000 he was invited by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science to be a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute at Kyoto University. He is a consultant editor (in AI) for Palgrave, MacMillan. His current research interests are diverse with a current focus on architectures for cognition and affect, robotics and agents, machine vision (in particular adaptive segmentation), and data mining. His publications to date include 3 Chapters in Edited Texts, 15 International Journals and 33 International (refereed) Conferences.

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