Sashank Varma, Dan L. Schwartz, W. Lawrence Neeley

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Some systems are strange, near-bugs that turn out upon deeper analysis to be absolutely fundamental. This paper develops the notion of strangeness with respect to one class of AI system, cognitive architectures. It describes the detection of strange new architectures and their synthesis with conventional architectures. It also inventories strategies for the deliberate design of strange new architectures. Claims are justified by examples drawn from the history of (cognitive) science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWhat Went Wrong and Why
Subtitle of host publicationLessons from AI Research and Applications - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2006Mar 29 2006

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


Conference2006 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA


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