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Envisioning a Robust, Scalable Metacognitive Architecture Built on Dimensionality Reduction
Jason Bernardino Alonso, Kenneth C. Arnold, Catherine Havasi

Last modified: 2010-07-07


One major challenge of implementing a metacognitive architecture lies in its scalability and flexibility. We postulate that the difference between a reasoner and a metareasoner need not extend beyond what inputs they take, and we envision a network made of many instances of a few types of simple but powerful reasoning units to serve both roles. In this paper, we present a vision and motivation for such a framework with reusable, robust, and scalable components. This framework, called Scruffy Metacognition, is built on a symbolic representation that lends itself to processing using dimensionality reduction and principal component analysis. We discuss the components of such as system and how they work together for metacognitive reasoning. Additionally, we discuss evaluative tasks for our system focusing on social agent role-playing and object classification.


metacognition; dimensionality reduction; common sense; planning

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