Monday, July 09, 2007

How To Think About Cognitive Systems: Requirements and Designs

Published by Aaron Sloman,

School of Computer Science,
The University of Birmingham, UK

Much early thinking about AI was about forms of representation, the knowledge expressed, and the algorithms to operate on those representations. Later there was much in-fighting between factions promoting particular forms of representation and associated algorithms, e.g. neural computations, evolutionary algorithms, reactive behaviours, physics-inspired dynamical systems. More recently, attention has turned to ways of combining different mechanisms, formalisms and kinds of knowledge within a single multi-functional system, i.e. within one architecture. Minsky's Society of Mind was a major example. Click for more...

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