Paul S. Rosenbloom: “Fusing Symbolic and Decision-Theoretic Problem Solving and Perception in a Graphical Cognitive Architecture”

November 4, 2011 | Arlington, VA

Speaker: Paul S. Rosenbloom
Host: Second International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures

A step is taken towards fusing symbolic and decision-theoretic problem solving in a cognitive architecture by implementing the latter in an architecture within which the former has already been demonstrated. The graphical models upon which the architecture is based enable a uniform implementation of both varieties of problem solving. They also enable a uniform combination with forms of decision-relevant perception, highlighting a potential path towards a tight coupling between central cognition and peripheral perception.