Decision-making and strategic thinking through analogies

Linhares, Dr Alexandre (2008) Decision-making and strategic thinking through analogies. [Preprint]


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When faced with a complex scenario, how does understanding arise in one’s mind? How does one integrate disparate cues into a global, meaningful whole? Consider the chess game: how do humans avoid the combinatorial explosion? How are abstract ideas represented? The purpose of this paper is to propose a new computational model of human chess intuition and intelligence. We suggest that analogies and abstract roles are crucial to solving these landmark problems. We present a proof-of-concept model, in the form of a computational architecture, which may be able to account for many crucial aspects of human intuition, such as (i) concentration of attention to relevant aspects, (ii) how humans may avoid the combinatorial explosion, (iii) perception of similarity at a strategic level, and (iv) a state of meaningful anticipation over how a global scenario may evolve.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:perception problem-solving chess cognitive-science artificial-intelligence copycat
Subjects:Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Electronic Publishing > Peer Review
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Machine Vision
ID Code:6138
Deposited By: Linhares, Dr Alexandre
Deposited On:24 Jul 2008 10:11
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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