Machine Dreaming and Consciousness


Machine Dreaming and Consciousness (2017) .. by Jim F. Pagel & Philip Kirshtein


CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Section I: Machine Dreaming and Consciousness—The Human Perspective

1. Dreaming: The Human Perspective

Dream Definition # 1—Messages from God
Dream Definition # 2—Bizarre or Hallucinatory Mentation
Dream Definition # 3—Reports of Mental Activity Occurring During Sleep
Dream Definition # 4—Dreaming is REM Sleep
Dream Definition # 5—A Dream is Taking Place When a Lucid Dreamer Pushes a Button
Dream Definition # 6—The Fulfillment of a Wish
The Problems of Definition
The Phenomenology of Dreams
Partial Metaphors
The Dreams of Machines?
Notes

2. The Mechanics of Human Consciousness

Human Consciousness
The Neurobiology of Human Consciousness
Neuroanatomy
Neurochemistry
Electrophysiology
Human Consciousness—An Overview of the Processing System
Constructing Machine Consciousness
Notes

3. Animal Dreaming—Animal Consciousness

Animal Dreaming
Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Proving that Dogs Dream
The Functions of Dreaming
Comparing Animal Dreams to Human Dreams
Animal Consciousness—Primary and Secondary
Tertiary Aspects of Animal Consciousness
Attention
Intention
Self-Awareness and Reflexive Consciousness (Demasio’s Dog)
Animal Consciousness—Lions and Bats
Notes

4. Testing for Machine Consciousness

Applied Tests
Intelligence
Attention
Intentionality
Volition
Self-Awareness
Autonomous Entities (Strong AI)
Dreaming as Consciousness
Notes

Section II: Machine Dream Equivalents

5. Sleep Modes

Sleep in Finite State Machines
Screensavers
Expanding Sleep Mode
Network Sleep
Bottleneck Routers
Flow Congestion Avoidance
Machine Sleep—Summary
Notes

6. Neural Networks: The Hard and Software Logic

Fuzzy Logic
Artificial Neural Networks
Dream-Like Neural Network Processing
Notes

7. Filmmaking: Creating Artificial Dreams at the Interface

The Visual Imagery of Dream
The Sensor
The Neurological Processing of Imagery
Representational Images
Dream Memories
Dream Emotions
Creating the Artificial Dream—Narrative and Direction
AI-Created Dreams
Notes

8. The Cyborg at the Dream Interface

Keyboard-Based Machine Interface Systems
Reaching Beyond the Keyboard
The Neuroelectric Interface
The Dream Interface
Notes

9. Interpreting the AI Dream

Dream Interpretation
Machine Data Presentation
Machine Data Interpretation
Notes

10. Creating the Perfect Zombie

Neural Nets
Creating the Perfect Zombie
Neuroanatomic Zombies
Limitations in Creating the Neuroanatomic Zombie: CNS Complexity
Perfect Zombies
Notes

Section III: The Philosophy of Machine Dreaming

11. Anthropomorphism: Philosophies of AI Dreaming and Consciousness

Anthropomorphism
Anthropomorphic Fears
Anthropomorphic Machines
Antropomorphism as a Marker for Consciousness
Anthropomorphic Dreams
Notes

12. Searching for Dreams in Other (Stranger) Places

The Cave Art of Southwest Europe
Dreams in Art
Petroglyphs
Searching for Dream Images
Other Places for Dream Phenomenology—Machines
Notes

13. Machine Consciousness

The Consciousness of Finite State Machines
Self-Learning AI
Internet Consciousness
Internet Capacity for Aspects of Consciousness
Interface Consciousness
Summary: Aspects of Machine Consciousness
Notes

14. Forms of Machine Dreaming

Machine Dream Equivalents
Machine Dreams—Messages from God
Machine Dreams—Sleep-Associated Mentation
Machine Dreams—Metaphor
Machine Dreams—Bizarre & Alternative Outcomes
Machine Dreams—The Phenomenology
Artifically Created REM Sleep
Machine-Created Dreams
Machine Dreams at the Human Interface
Machine Dreaming—System Summary and Comparison
Notes

15. The Antropomorphic Dream Machine

Human Dreams
Human Interest in Dreaming
Cyborg Dreaming
These are not Dreams
Dreaming as a Marker for Humanity: The Argument for Human Dreaming
Notes

Index

 

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