Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
Alexei V. Samsonovich, Chair
The challenge of designing a human-level learner is central to creating a computational equivalent of the human mind. It demands the level of robustness and flexibility of learning that is still only available in biological systems. Therefore, it is essential that we better understand at a computational level how biological systems naturally develop their cognitive and learning functions. In recent years, biologically inspired cognitive architectures (BICA) have emerged as a powerful new approach toward gaining this kind of understanding. The impressive success of BICA-2008 was clear evidence of this trend. As the second event in the series, BICA-2009 continues our attack on the challenge, with the overall atmosphere of excitement and promise, brainstorming, and collaboration.