Department of Computer Engineering
S E M I N A R
Stability and Plasticity: Constructing General Cognitive Agents
Erdem Öge Bozyiğit
Computer Engineering Department
The AI field is currently dominated by domain-specific approaches to intelligence and cognition instead of being driven by the aim of modeling general human intelligence and cognition. This is despite the fact that the work widely regarded as marking the birth of AI was the project of a creating a general cognitive architecture (Newell & Simon, 1959). This thesis aims to examine recently designed models and their various cognitive features and limitations in preparation for building our own comprehensive model that would aim to address their limitations and give a better account for human cognition. We will also look at studies in the philosophy and cognitive psychology domain in order to better understand the requirements that need to be met in order for a system to emulate general human cognition.
DATE: September 4, 2006, Monday@ 10:30
PLACE: EA 502