Machine Minds: The Blueprint for Artificial Consciousness

22 Pages Posted: 20 May 2012

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Sidharta Chatterjee

Andhra University, Department of Social Work

Date Written: April 30, 2012


The paper proposes the design approach as a blueprint for building a sentient artificial agent capable of exhibiting human-like attributions of consciousness. The paper also considers whether if such an artificial agent is ever built, how it will be indistinguishable from a human being? Well, it is glowingly evident that the evolution of artificial intelligence is guided by us, humans, whose own mental evolution have been shaped by the passing years in the course of the phenomenology of adaptation and survival (Darwinian). Yet, the evolution of synthetic minds powered by artificial cognition seems to be quite fast. Yes, the artificial mind in robots, if we accept the analogy ‘mind’ in its fullest sense, that day is not very far when the mental embodiment of consciousness in machines would become reality. But prior to such a feat becoming reality, rhetoric debates have been taking shape as of, how to decode and cipher consciousness in machines, a phenomenon considered as often as ‘nonentity’, then, what would be the true essence of such an artificial consciousness? This paper discusses these aspects and attempts to throw some new light on the design and developmental aspects of artificial consciousness.

Keywords: Artificial Consciousness, AI, Human-Machine interface, robotics, neural network

JEL Classification: A13, C87, D83, D58, Z13

Suggested Citation

Chatterjee, Sidharta, Machine Minds: The Blueprint for Artificial Consciousness (April 30, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Sidharta Chatterjee (Contact Author)

Andhra University, Department of Social Work ( email )

Andhra University
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

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