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Consciosusness in Cognitive Architectures. A Principled Analysis of RCS, Soar and ACT-R

By Carlos Hernandez, Ricardo Sanz and Ignacio Lopez


This report analyses the aplicability of the principles of consciousness developed in the ASys project to three of the most relevant cognitive architectures. This is done in relation to their aplicability to build integrated control systems and studying their support for general mechanisms of real-time consciousness.\ud To analyse these architectures the ASys Framework is employed. This is a conceptual framework based on an extension for cognitive autonomous systems of the General Systems Theory (GST).\ud A general qualitative evaluation criteria for cognitive architectures is established based upon: a) requirements for a cognitive architecture, b) the theoretical framework based on the GST and c) core design principles for integrated cognitive conscious control systems

Topics: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Psychology, Artificial Intelligence
Year: 2008
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