AI Consciousness project

In 2022-23, Rob Long and I led an interdisciplinary collaborative project involving philosophers, neuroscientists and AI researchers to produce a report on consciousness in AI. The report is:

Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence: Insights from the Science of Consciousness. arXiv:2308.08708. 2023. [link]

Articles by theme

On AI:

AI Assertion (with Emanuel Viebahn)[preprint]

Reinforcement Learning and Artificial Agency. Mind & Language, forthcoming. [postprint] [published version]

Machine Learning, Functions and Goals. Croatian Journal of Philosophy (papers from Kathy Wilkes Memorial Conference) 22(3): 351-370. 2022. [published version]

Sharing Our Concepts with Machines. Erkenntnis, forthcoming (online 2021). [postprint] [published version]

AI Alignment and Human Reward. Proceedings of the 2021 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics and Society (AIES '21), 437-445. 2021. [postprint] [published version]

On representation:

Directive Content. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 102(1): 2-26. 2021. [postprint][published version]

Cognitive Models are Distinguished by Content, not Format. Philosophy of Science 88(1): 83-102. 2021. [postprint] [published version]

Representation and the Active Consumer. Synthese 197: 4533-4550. 2020 (online 2018). [postprint] [published version]

On desire:

Why Hunger is not a Desire. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 8(3): 617-635. 2017. [postprint] [published version]

Normal and Addictive Desires (with David Papineau). In Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship, eds. Nick Heather & Gabriel Segal, Oxford University Press. 2016. [postprint] [published version]

On consciousness in non-human animals:

Sentience Criteria to Persuade the Reasonable Sceptic (response to Crump et al., 'Sentience in Decapod Crustaceans'). Animal Sentience 32(21). 2022. [published version]

Affective Experience and Evidence for Animal Consciousness. Philosophical Topics 48(1): 109-127. 2020. [postprint] [published version]

Ph.D. Thesis

The Direction of Fit of Desire. Ph.D. thesis, King’s College, London, 2015. [link]