AAAI Publications, 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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Cognitive Architectures: Innate or Learned?
Niels A. Taatgen

Last modified: 2017-10-09


Cognitive architectures are generally considered to be theories of the innate capabilities of the (human) cognitive system.Any knowledge that is not innate is encoded in the architectures memory systems, either by the modeler or learned by the architecture itself. However, in humanintelligent behavior few things are innate. An alternative is to acknowledge that learning occurs at different levels of abstraction. A standard model of the mind should therefore span multiple levels of abstraction, encouraging research efforts to establish learning mechanism that connect them.


Cognitive architectures; human experimentation;

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