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artificial). She argues that this level of understanding
cannot be achieved within the currently dominant
natural language processing paradigm that stresses
knowledge-lean processing of vast amounts of text.
Matthias Sheutz argues that cognitive systems
must be endowed with a morality dimension. This is
necessary because such systems will be deployed in
human settings and must abide by the ethical norms
of human societies. This contribution analyzes ethical requirements inherent in autonomous cars, assistive robots, and robot companions and discusses
implementation of legal theories, human-level moral
competence, and theories of philosophical ethics
within cognitive architectures.
Langley, P. 2012. The Cognitive Systems Paradigm. Advances
in Cognitive Systems 1: 3–13.
Sergei Nirenburg is a professor of computer science and
electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Micah H. Clark is a program officer for the US Navy at the
Office of Naval Research, and a research scientist at the
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.
John Laird, Christian Lebiere, and Paul Rosenbloom review the tradition of work on cognitive
architectures and make initial steps toward formulating a “standard model of the mind” whose purpose is
to provide a uniform reference for work on developing computational accounts of the mind across a
variety of disciplines, including artificial intelligence,
cognitive science, neuroscience, and robotics.
Paul Bello and Will Bridewell argue that a satisfactory account of the concept of agency must rely on a
more detailed specification of the concept of control
than what is currently the case in AI. They suggest
that the highest, human-level mode of control
depends on societal norms and argue for the central
role of attention in moderating between norms, commitments, and action.
Kenneth Forbus and Thomas Hinrichs describe
progress toward reaching human-level AI within the
Companion cognitive architecture. Their work is
guided by two central hypotheses: the centrality of
analogical reasoning and the utility of qualitative
Marjorie McShane demonstrates that to endow
artificial intelligent agents with human-level language understanding capabilities one must integrate
language processing with the agent’s reasoning about
the world, about itself, and other agents (human or
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