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Cognitive architectures, rationality, and next-generation AI: a prolegomenon
Author(s): Paul Bello; Selmer Bringsjord; Yingrui Yang
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Paper Abstract

Computational models that give us insight into the behavior of individuals and the organizations to which they belong will be invaluable assets in our nation's war against terrorists, and state sponsorship of terror organizations. Reasoning and decision-making are essential ingredients in the formula for human cognition, yet the two have almost exclusively been studied in isolation from one another. While we have witnessed the emergence of strong traditions in both symbolic logic, and decision theory, we have yet to describe an acceptable interface between the two. Mathematical formulations of decision-making and reasoning have been developed extensively, but both fields make assumptions concerning human rationality that are untenable at best. True to this tradition, artificial intelligence has developed architectures for intelligent agents under these same assumptions. While these digital models of "cognition" tend to perform superbly, given their tremendous capacity for calculation, it is hardly reasonable to develop simulacra of human performance using these techniques. We will discuss some the challenges associated with the problem of developing integrated cognitive systems for use in modelling, simulation, and analysis, along with some ideas for the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5423, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VIII, (13 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542775
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Bello, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute (United States)
Selmer Bringsjord, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Yingrui Yang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5423:
Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VIII
Dawn A. Trevisani; Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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