The widely demonstrated ability of humans to deal with multiple representations of information has a number of important implications for a proposed standard model of the mind (SMM). In this paper we outline four and argue that a SMM must incorporate (a) multiple representational formats and (b) meta-cognitive processes that operate on them. We then describe current approaches to extend cognitive architectures with visual-spatial representations, in part to illustrate the limitations of current architectures in relation to the implications we raise but also to identify the basis upon which a consensus about the nature of these additional representations can be agreed. We believe that addressing these implications and outlining a specification for multiple representations should be a key goal for those seeking to develop a standard model of the mind.
|Title of host publication||2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series|
|Subtitle of host publication||FS-17-05: A Standard Model of the Mind|
|Place of Publication||Palo Alto, California|
|Publisher||Association for the Advancement of Artiﬁcial Intelligence|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2017|
|Event||Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposium Series - The West Arlington Gateway, Arlington, United States|
Duration: 9 Nov 2017 → 11 Nov 2017
https://www.aaai.org/Symposia/Fall/fss17symposia.php (Link to Event Details)
|Conference||Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposium Series|
|Period||9/11/17 → 11/11/17|
Peebles, D., & Cheng, P. (2017). Multiple Representations in Cognitive Architectures. In 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series: FS-17-05: A Standard Model of the Mind (pp. 425-430). Palo Alto, California: Association for the Advancement of Artiﬁcial Intelligence.