264 – Research Assistant, Cognitive Architecture Research Assistant

Project Name
The Sigma Cognitive Architecture

Project Description
This project is developing a new cognitive architecture; i.e., a computational hypothesis about the fixed structures underlying a mind, whether natural or artificial. Sigma is built in Lisp and is based on the elegant but powerful formalism of graphical models, which enable combining both statistical/neural and symbolic aspects. We are working on a broad variety of topics, including (deep) learning and memory, problem solving and decision making, perception and imagery, speech and language, and social and affective processing. We are also developing adaptive virtual humans – graphically embodied humanoids that can learn from their experience.

Job Description
Looking for a student interested in developing, applying, analyzing and/or evaluating new intelligent capabilities in an architectural framework.

Preferred Skills

  • Programming (Lisp preferred, but can be learned once arrive)
  • Graphical models (experience preferred, but ability to learn quickly is essential)
  • Cognitive architectures (experience preferred, but interest is essential)

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