Cognitive Systems for Cognitive Assistants

Cognitive Systems for Cognitive Assistants

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IP, 15.10.2003, Ansprechpartner Geert-Jan Kruijff, UdS

We start from the assumption that the visionary FP6 objective ?To construct physically instantiated ... systems that can perceive, understand ... and interact with their environment, and evolve in order to achieve human-like performance in activities requiring context-(situation and task) specific knowledge? is far beyond the current state of the art and will remain so for many years. However we have devised a set of intermediate targets inspired by that vision. Achieving these targets will also provide a launch pad for further work on the long term vision.

In particular we aim to advance the science of cognitive systems through a multi-disciplinary investigation of requirements, design options and trade-offs for human-like, autonomous, integrated, physical (e.g. robot) systems, including requirements for architectures, for forms of representation, for perceptual mechanisms, for learning, planning, reasoning, motivation, action, and communication.

The results of the investigation will provide the basis for a succession of increasingly ambitious working systems to test and demonstrate the ideas. Devising demanding but achievable test scenarios, including scenarios in which a machine not only performs some task but shows that it understands what it has done, and why, is one of the challenges to be addressed in the project.

Preliminary scenarios are presented below. Further scenarios, designs and implementations will be developed on the basis of (a) their potential contribution to the long term vision, (b) their achievability (which may not be obvious in advance) and (c) the possibility of practical applications, for instance in machines to help house-bound invalids who prefer not to impose too much on fellow humans. Developing tools to support this exploration is an additional aim. The work will use an ?open? framework facilitating collaboration with a variety of international projects with related objectives.

Publications about the project

Alexandra König, Inez H.G.B. Ramakers, Hali Lindsay, Johannes Tröger (editor)

Alzheimer Europe Conference (AEC-2019) October 23-25 The Hague Netherlands Alzheimer Europe Conference 10/2019.

To the publication
Christoph Kaller, Jan Alexandersson, Hali Lindsay, Johannes Tröger, Josef van Genabith

In: 2019 3rd International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing (ICNLSP). International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing (ICNLSP-2019) 3rd September 12-13 Trento Italy IEEExplore 9/2019.

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Johannes Prudlo, Hali Lindsay, Johannes Tröger, Jan Alexandersson

In: 10th International Conference of Experimental Linguistics. International Conference of Experimental Linguistics (ExLing-2019) September 25-27 Lisbon Portugal Springer 2019.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz