Designing a Self-Aware Neuromorphic Hybrid

Alexei V. Samsonovich and Kenneth A. De Jong

A top-level integration of symbolic and connectionist components of a cognitive architecture can be achieved through the blending of innovative concepts used in both components. i) On the connectionist side the key innovative elements are neuromorphic cognitive maps that provide for associative indexing and organization of symbolic memories and path-finding in modeled cognitive spaces. On the symbolic side the key innovative elements are: ii) a unique, central notion of “self”, and iii) a formal representation system based on the general notion of a “schema”. In this work we describe a theoretical framework allowing us to design an implementable cognitive architecture of this sort.

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