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ITT and consciousness

Hi Craig

Following on from yesterday, here are a couple of articles about IIT, the first written in plain English and the second giving some idea of the complexities behind the theory. Perhaps these could be circulated to the group – but I wasn’t sure how to do it until you’ve organised the googledoc or whatever. I’ll hold off until then.
I’m not necessarily suggesting that we try to build a conscious machine! My reason for raising IIT was the desire to avoid the p-zombie, though. I think there are some useful ideas in IIT that could be applied in our context, although I’m rather unclear as to exactly how that might be done. Perhaps the collective mind can chew it over, then I can make some suggestions and people can decide whether or not this is a line worth pursuing. At the very least, I think the question of consciousness is an important part of our discussion. As you can see, Tononi et al argue that emotion is not essential for consciousness.
All the best

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AI and Embodied Cognition – a field guide


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Roadmap 06-april-2016

WP1 (consolidation of Think Tank)

Task What Who When
1 adopt/ adapt provocation summary All ASAP
2 collate into position statement CV & all ASAP
3 1. refine 500-700 words provocation. CV to collate.

2. All to co-author journal article OR online hypertext (to be decided by consensus)

All 1. end of April

2. end of June

WP2 (development of funding bid)

Task What Who When
1 identify funding source/ scheme CV & all ongoing
2 draft initial method for consultation with team CV end of april
3 Define:

a) thesis (related to provocation WP1: 3.2)

b) research Q’s, aims, objectives

c) tactical research units, institution, theme/ lens, personal, costings

a) CV & all

b) CV & all

c) co-i’s

a) end of June

b) end of June

c) July

4 Submit CV end of July

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What is EIM?

asj-prem-ytrEIM-Live is the meeting point of embodied cognition, artificial intelligence, music composition and performance, game and software philosophy, and R&D for the entertainment industry.

We aim to develop the parameters of a new field of research, and kickstart a longer-term project.

We are forming a new network of trans-disciplinary researchers and practitioners in computational intelligence, creative computing, embodied cognition in music, software philosophy, media cognition, computer game theory, composers, improvisers and performers.

EIM-Live is a HEIF funded project based at De Montfort University. The Project Leads are

We are holding our first meeting and concert at De Montfort University 4-5 April 2016.

ulysses-digital-opera-vear-bnrCall for Submissions: We seek music scores that engage, or will stimulate this debate. The composition can be performed by the composer or with one/both of our researcher/ instrumentalists (violin and oboe). A Steinway D is available for the performance, and a full audio-visual technical infrastructure including a Genelec speaker system. The performance of selected works will be 4 April 2016 at De Montfort University.

To submit expressions of interest please complete this form. Deadline 7 March 2016

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