Updates 12/1/11


· Joint paper with Joel called ‘what makes us moral’?


· Working on a paper with Ezequiel in response to Conant and Ashby, 1970, “Every Good Regulator of a System Must be a Model of that System”

· Working on my written output from my research with Igor

· Serving on programme committee of AISB Machine Consciousness Symposium 2011

· Helping arrange publicity for CEP 2011 conference

· Working out what to do next after my postdoc grant expires

· My postdoc grant with Igor now runs to end Feb.

Tom B

· Preparing for teaching Philosophy of Mind again (first lecture

· tomorrow).

· Writing paper on Colour and the Mind-Body Problem for the Open Sessions of

· the Joint Session.


· Completed paper with Tom Froese for submission to Humana.Mente journal special issue. ‘On an inter-enactive approach to agency.’

· Completed paper with Denis Roche (student at Goldsmiths) on ‘Does an artificial agent need to be conscious to have ethical or legal status?’ – submitted to conference in Tilburg, mid April.

· Completed abstract for Machine Consciousness 2011 on ‘Would a super-intelligent AI necessarily be (super-)conscious?’ – under review.

· Invited to be guest speaker at University of Twente, April 2011

· Selected for place as delegate at EUCogII special meeting on ‘Challenges for Cognitive Systems’, Zurich 28-30

· (With Ron C and Robert C): lots of work on Machine Consciousness Workshop at AISB 2011, York, April. Funding bid from EUCogII for 8800 eur was successful.

· Invited to programme committee for AISB 2011 workshop on ‘Toward a comprehensive artificial intelligence test’


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