AI Seminar

Is Cognitive Science the Right Method for AI?

John E. LairdProfessorComputer Science and Engineering

At the dawn of Cognitive Science, there was the expectation that researchers from many fields would work together to understand the mind. Somewhere along the way, AI researchers stopped coming to the party. In this talk, I examine the field of AI from the perspective of Cognitive Science. What is going on in AI and why is it rare for today's AI researchers to look to Cognitive Science for inspiration? In those cases where AI researchers do turn to Cognitive Science, how does Cognitive Science influence their research? I will use our own recent research on extensions to Soar as an example of Cognitive Science influencing research in AI.

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