A Note on Tractability and Artificial Intelligence

  • Tarek Richard Besold
  • Robert Robere
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7999)


The recognition that human minds/brains are finite systems with limited resources for computation has led researchers in Cognitive Science to advance the Tractable Cognition thesis: Human cognitive capacities are constrained by computational tractability. As also artificial intelligence (AI) in its attempt to recreate intelligence and capacities inspired by the human mind is dealing with finite systems, transferring the Tractable Cognition thesis into this new context and adapting it accordingly may give rise to insights and ideas that can help in progressing towards meeting the goals of the AI endeavor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarek Richard Besold
    • 1
  • Robert Robere
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Cognitive ScienceUniversity of OsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoCanada

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