The International Journal of Machine Consciousness, which ceased publication in 2014, is being reborn as the Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness.
The new journal
will offer a multidisciplinary platform to discuss AI and consciousness in the light of robotics and artificial systems, computational science, psychology, philosophy of mind, ethics, and neuroscience. The aims and scope of the journal are: (i) articles that take inspiration from biological consciousness and/or that explore theoretical issues of consciousness to build robots and AI systems that show forms of functional consciousness; (ii) articles that employ robots and AI systems as tools to model and better understand biological mechanisms of consciousness; (iii) articles that discuss ethical problems emerging or uncovered through the overlap of AI and consciousness, and that investigate the ethical and societal impact of consciousness and the limits of it, and (iv) to pursue the hybridization between the field of AI and the field of consciousness studies.
The journal’s editor in chief is Antonio Chella, a professor of robotics at the University of Palermo, and its executive editors are David Gamez (computer science, Middlesex) and Riccardo Manzotti (philosophy, IULM Milan).
There are a number of philosophers on the editorial board, including Peter Boltuc (U. Illinois, Springfield), Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer Polytechnic), Chuanfei Chin (National University of Singapore), Ron Chrisley (Sussex), David Chalmers (NYU), Pentti Haikonen (U. Illinois, Springfield), Lisa Miracchi (U. Pennsylvania), Pietro Perconti (Università degli Studi di Messina), Susan Schneider (U. Connecticut), Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside), Henry Shevlin (Cambridge), John Sullins (Sonoma State), Yingjin Xu (Fudan U.), and Robin Zebrowski (Beloit).
The journal is currently accepting submissions and will begin publishing under its new name in 2020. It is published by World Scientific.