CS 1501: AGI Lecture 6 | Cognitive Architectures

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day." 

– Albert Einstein 

Course Recap:

  1. One of the most promising path to a full scale AGI is through the research and development of cognitive architectures.

  2. These “high level maps of the mind” allow us to see the connections between modules, specific mind processes, and interactions with the world.

  3. There are three main classes of cognitive architectures, being

  4. Biological modeling (LEBRA, SPAUN)

  5. Psychological modeling (ACT-R, CLARION)

  6. Agent creation (LIDA, SIGMA) [1]

  7. Some architectures are connectionist, symbolic, or a hybrid of both.

  8. Most architectures make use of a cognitive cycle: series of sensing, attending and acting (human cycles are around 50 ms).

  9. Many also make use of Global Workspace Theory.

  10. There are many challenges still faced by cognitive architecture researchers, including issues of high level processes, disembodied minds, and NLP.

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