Function Map-Driven Development for AGI

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 848)


This paper introduces the function map, a directed graph containing “function nodes,” each of which consists of the description of a function, tasks, an implementation, and associated brain areas. A function is implemented when the implementation on the node accomplishes the tasks. To construct an AGI system, its overall functions must be decomposed to a large number of sub-functions. To facilitate decomposition, we propose a function map-driven development, in which a function map with a hierarchical structure is continuously constructed. This approach requires research and development to fill in incomplete function maps for continuous improvement. Upon the completion of the internal implementation of the top-level functions, the function map can be converted to a cognitive architecture representation. The map can also be converted to a roadmap for implementation of AGI by supplementing person-hours for the implementations that have yet to be realized.


Function map Artificial general intelligence Whole brain architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Research Fellow (DC1)Japan Society for the Promotion ScienceTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Dwango Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryTokyoJapan
  4. 4.College of EngineeringTamagawa UniversityTokyoJapan
  5. 5.RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics ResearchOsakaJapan
  6. 6.The Whole Brain Architecture InitiativeTokyoJapan

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