ISCA Archive SPSC 2021
ISCA Archive SPSC 2021

From Minsky's Society of Mind to a Society of Minds? Artificial Intelligence, Language Models and Agency

Joscha Bach

Artificial Intelligence is mostly concerned with creating intelligent systems by imposing order on mindless parts. Marvin Minsky's seminal book "Society of Mind" suggests that a mind is composed of a multitude of interacting agents, coordinating to create the overall functionality of intelligent agency. If we extend this paradigm beyond individual minds, we are entering the realm of collective, social agency, and can discuss about ethics based on shared purposes.


Cite as: Bach, J. (2021) From Minsky's Society of Mind to a Society of Minds? Artificial Intelligence, Language Models and Agency. Proc. 2021 ISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication,

@inproceedings{bach21_spsc,
  author={Joscha Bach},
  title={{From Minsky's Society of Mind to a Society of Minds? Artificial Intelligence, Language Models and Agency}},
  year=2021,
  booktitle={Proc. 2021 ISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication},
  pages={}
}