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What sort of architecture is required for a human-like agent?

Sloman, Aaron (1998) What sort of architecture is required for a human-like agent? [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper is about how to give human-like powers to complete agents. For this the most important design choice concerns the overall architecture. Questions regarding detailed mechanisms, forms of representations, inference capabilities, knowledge etc. are best addressed in the context of a global architecture in which different design decisions need to be linked. Such a design would assemble various kinds of functionality into a complete coherent working system, in which there are many concurrent, partly independent, partly mutually supportive, partly potentially incompatible processes, addressing a multitude of issues on different time scales, including asynchronous, concurrent, motive generators. Designing human like agents is part of the more general problem of understanding design space, niche space and their interrelations, for, in the abstract, there is no one optimal design, as biological diversity on earth shows.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Biology > Evolution
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Computational Neuroscience
Psychology > Comparative Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Language
Computer Science > Machine Vision
Computer Science > Neural Nets
Computer Science > Robotics
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Philosophy > Epistemology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:700
Deposited By:Sloman, Aaron
Deposited On:22 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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