publication . Preprint . 2017

Toward a Formal Model of Cognitive Synergy

Goertzel, Ben;
Open Access English
  • Published: 13 Mar 2017
"Cognitive synergy" refers to a dynamic in which multiple cognitive processes, cooperating to control the same cognitive system, assist each other in overcoming bottlenecks encountered during their internal processing. Cognitive synergy has been posited as a key feature of real-world general intelligence, and has been used explicitly in the design of the OpenCog cognitive architecture. Here category theory and related concepts are used to give a formalization of the cognitive synergy concept. A series of formal models of intelligent agents is proposed, with increasing specificity and complexity: simple reinforcement learning agents; "cognit" agents with an abstr...
free text keywords: Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence
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