Cognitive Architectures and General Intelligent Systems

  • Pat Langley


In this article, I claim that research on cognitive architectures is an important path to the development of general intelligent systems. I contrast this paradigm with other approaches to constructing such systems, and I review the theoretical commitments associated with a cognitive architecture. I illustrate these ideas using a particular architecture -- ICARUS -- by examining its claims about memories, about the representation and organization of knowledge, and about the performance and learning mechanisms that affect memory structures. I also consider the high-level programming language that embodies these commitments, drawing examples from the domain of in-city driving. In closing, I consider ICARUS's relation to other cognitive architectures and discuss some open issues that deserve increased attention.
How to Cite
Langley, P. (2006). Cognitive Architectures and General Intelligent Systems. AI Magazine, 27(2), 33.