AI Seminar

TOSCA: A new biologically-inspired cognitive architecture

John Laird, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Stained-Glass Conference Room (3725 Beyster Bldg.

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About the Event

This talk will be a presentation of initial ideas we are bringing together to create a new comprehensive cognitive architecture that is inspired by what is known about brain computation. Currently, we are developing a framework for developing and experimenting with such architectures. In this talk I will discuss the motivation for creating such an architecture, how it will qualitatively differ from architectures such as Soar and ACT, but also how it will differ from purely connectionist approaches. I'll also discuss two of the central organizing principles of TOSCA, which have to do with bottom-up clustering of sequences of clusters (based on work by Rick Granger of Dartmouth) and reinforcement learning based on intrinsic reward. No results - just lots of smoke and mirrors.

Additional Information

Contact: David Wingate

Email: wingated@zayda.net

Sponsor(s): Toyota AI Seminar Series

Open to: Public