Introducing Consciousnet : Internet Content as an Environment for Human-Machine Interaction

  • Vincenzo Catania
  • Davide Patti
  • Mariagrazia Sciacca
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8511)


In this work we introduce Consciousnet , an open source architecture aimed to provide a general purpose environment for experimenting with human-machine language interaction. The main idea is exploiting the distributed and unsupervised complexity of the Internet in order to get all the semantic/syntactic material needed to carry on a linguistic text based interaction. After describing the main elements of the architecture, the results of a set of Turing-inspired tests are shown to demonstrate how the unpredictability and generality of the environment can be used as a basis for designing tests and experiments involving both psychologists and AI scientists.


User Input Conceptual Domain Intelligence Environment Internet Content Proportional Delay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Catania
    • 1
  • Davide Patti
    • 1
  • Mariagrazia Sciacca
    • 2
  1. 1.DIEEIUniversity of CataniaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento Scienze della FormazioneUniversity of CataniaItaly

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