[演講延期]演講:金井良太「機器能有意識嗎?」Talk: Ryota Kanai on “Can Machines Have Consciousness?”

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機器有意識
Can Machines Have Consciousness? 

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主講:金井良太 (Ryota Kanai)
Araya Brain Imaging, Tokyo, Japan
Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology

時間:9月28日(三)下午3:00-5:00
地點:圖資大樓839室
主辦單位:陽明大學 心智哲學研究所腦科學研究所神經科學研究所台灣意識研究群

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聯絡信箱:consciousness.tw@gmail.com

Speaker: Ryota Kanai
Araya Brain Imaging, Tokyo, Japan
Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology

Date & Time: 3:00-5:00 pm, September 28th, 2016
Location: Room 839, Library and Information Building, Institute of Neuroscience, NYMU
Organized by Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, Institute of Brain ScienceInstitute of Neuroscience, NYMU, and Consciousness Research Group, Taiwan

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/VKAnieWrQTGhC1NP2
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Contact: consciousness.tw@gmail.com

Abstract:
The recent surge of interest in artificial intelligence raises the question of whether machines will ever possess human-level consciousness. This question entails three fundamental issues about consciousness. First, can non-biological physical objects have the capacity to have consciousness? In other words, do we need neurons to have consciousness or can computer programs be conscious? Second, can we ever be able to understand the neural and computational principles of consciousness and implement them into machines? Third, can we ever confirm that an artificial system has consciousness despite the suggestion from the Hard problem that we cannot even prove that other humans are conscious? In this talk, we will discuss possible answers to these questions from the perspectives of the integrated information theory (IIT) of consciousness. Specifically, I will argue that the axiomatic nature and the identity claim of IIT enable us to determine whether conscious experience exists in artificial systems. This could be understood in analogy with the way other scientific theories allow inferences about reality that cannot be directly observed (e.g., the presence of water in distant planets). However, this argument hinges upon whether we accept IIT as the truth, and empirical scrutiny of the theory will be essential. To do that, we are currently working on the computational framework to compute the integrated information Φ in biological and artificial neural systems and examine how Φ is related to functions. Finally, this constructive approach to consciousness highlights the question of what consciousness is for? Can machines with consciousness outperform unconscious AI? If so, in what respect? While these remain difficult questions at present, potential functional benefits of conscious computation will be discussed.

演講:洪裕宏教授「意識問題:新雙面論」Talk: Prof. Allen Y. Houng on “A Defense of a New Dual Aspect Theory of Consciousness”

主講者:洪裕宏教授(陽明大學心哲所)
主題:意識問題:新雙面論
日期:2015/10/23(五) 15:30-17:30 p.m.
地點:陽明大學人社中心202教室(原會議教室)
主辦單位:陽明大學心智哲學研究所

Speaker: Prof. Allen Y. Houng (Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang Ming University)
Title: A Defense of a New Dual Aspect Theory of Consciousness
Date & Time: 2015.10.23 15:30-17:30
Location: Room 202, School of Humanities and Social Science
Organizer: Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang Ming University