Some Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Requirements for Self-Awareness

Lenhart Schubert

This paper motivates and defines a notion of explicit self-awareness, one that implies human-like scope of the self-model, and an explicit internal representation susceptible to general inference methods and permitting overt communication about the self. The features proposed for knowledge representation and reasoning supporting explicit self-awareness include natural language-like expressiveness, autoepistemic inference grounded in a computable notion of knowing/believing, certain metasyntactic devices, and an ability to abstract and summarize stories. A small preliminary example of self-awareness involving knowledge of knowledge categories is attached as an appendix.

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