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Collective Review of the Books: [a] "Aristotle's Laptop — The Discovery of our Informational Mind", by Igor Aleksander & Helen Morton, World Scientific, 2012; [b] "Consciousness and Robot Sentience", by Pentti O. Haikonen, World Scientific, 2012No Access

Consciousness and the Whole Mind

    The two extant books in the machine consciousness series address two topics of major importance to the machine consciousness community: The informational nature of minds and the substrates for robot sentience. I will summarily review both texts to conclude that they offer two enjoyable perspectives of a common topic: Consciousness is an emerging property of epistemic control loops.

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