Artificial Emotions and Machine Consciousness


Collection: The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 247--266

Scheutz, Matthias

The goal of this chapter is to present an overview of the work in AI on emotions and machine consciousness, with an eye toward answering these questions. Starting with a brief philosophical perspective on emotions and machine consciousness to frame the work, the chapter first focuses on artificial emotions, and then moves on to machine consciousness – reflecting the fact that emotions and consciousness have been treated independently and by different communities in AI. The chapter concludes by discussing philosophical implications of AI research on emotions and consciousness.

  title={Artificial Emotions and Machine Consciousness},
  author={Scheutz, Matthias},
  booktitle={The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press},