Damasio, Descartes, Alarms and Meta-management

Sloman, A. (1998) Damasio, Descartes, Alarms and Meta-management. [Conference Paper] (Unpublished)

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This paper discusses some of the requirements for the control architecture of an intelligent human-like agent with multiple independent dynamically changing motives in a dynamically changing only partly predictable world. The architecture proposed includes a combination of reactive, deliberative and meta-management mechanisms along with one or more global ``alarm'' systems. The engineering design requirements are discussed in relation our evolutionary history, evidence of brain function and recent theories of Damasio and others about the relationships between intelligence and emotions. (The paper was completed in haste for a deadline and I forgot to explain why Descartes was in the title. See Damasio 1994.)

Item Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:Biology > Animal Cognition
Biology > Evolution
Biology > Theoretical Biology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Machine Learning
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:717
Deposited By: Sloman, Aaron
Deposited On:09 Jul 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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