AAAI Publications, 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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Multiple Representations in Cognitive Architectures
David Peebles, Peter C.-H. Cheng

Last modified: 2017-10-09

Abstract


The widely demonstrated ability of humans to deal with multiple representations of information has a number of important implications for a proposed standard model of the mind (SMM). In this paper we outline four and argue that a SMM must incorporate (a) multiple representational formats and (b) meta-cognitive processes that operate on them. We then describe current approaches to extend cognitive architectures with visual-spatial representations, in part to illustrate the limitations of current architectures in relation to the implications we raise but also to identify the basis upon which a consensus about the nature of these additional representations can be agreed. We believe that addressing these implications and outlining a specification for multiple representations should be a key goal for those seeking to develop a standard model of the mind.

Keywords


Cognitive architectures; Multiple representations

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