Architectures for Artificial Mentation and Behavior
This work supports the hypothesis that behavior is the result of rich but mediated representations of the real world and the organism within it. ‘Rich’ means containing all the detail necessary for appropriate action taking and ‘mediated’ means that representations of ’self are at work which include decisions on whether and how to act. The central issue is an understanding of the emergent depictive properties of brain-inspired complex architectures of which the components are neural network modules each with their own emergent properties. This work contrasts markedly with Artificial Intelligence techniques, a point which is made early in the chapter.
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