Paul S. Rosenbloom: “Bridging dichotomies in cognitive architectures for virtual humans”

November 4, 2011 | Washington, DC

Speaker: Paul S. Rosenbloom
Host: AAAI Fall Symposium on Advances in Cognitive Systems

Desiderata for cognitive architectures that are to support the extent of human-level intelligence required in virtual humans imply the need to bridge a range of dichotomies faced by such architectures. The focus here is first on two general approaches to building such bridges – addition and reduction – and then on a pair of general tools – graphical models and piecewise continuous functions – that exploit the second approach towards developing such an architecture. Evaluation is in terms of the architecture’s demonstrated ability and future potential for bridging the dichotomies.