Documents about Proposal GC-5 'Architecture of Brain and Mind'
Below are documents written by A.Sloman in relation to the UK CRC
Grand Challenge Initiative, up to 2004.
Much of this was previously in the GC-5 web page, which was reorganised
on 24 Jan 2004
- A short (2 page) summary of
the challenge produced for the press in August 2003
A slightly longer summary, presented to a meeting of the UK Foresight
Cognitive Systems project on 14th May 2003:
On Wednesday 14th May 2003 I gave a presentation on this
proposal to a UK Foresight Cognitive Systems workshop on grand
challenges. Comments welcome.
The sections on brain modelling need more input from neuroscientists,
and many other sections still require expansion.
- A short note on Rapidly Changing Neural Connectivity
written 25 Jun 2003, discussing potential significance for
mechanisms under-pinning human intelligence.
Draft summary of ideas from Panel D:
Architecture of brain and mind: How to make a human-like robot.
I wrote these notes in a hurry shortly after the meeting. They do not
commit other members of the panel to anything, and are merely my
attempt to summarise the outcome of our discussion. The notes are
inevitably vague and incomplete in places.
Available in two formats:
- Possible more detailed target specification
Added 19 Dec 2002 -- modified 14 Jan 2003.
Some draft notes on how to provide "metrics" for progress on this sort
of project, based on fairly precise qualitative criteria for
progress can be found here
This arose out of discussions of the DARPA Cognitive Systems Initiative
in the USA.
My Grand Challenge submission October 2002
My original submission. "Architecture for a mind: requirements and
designs" is available in three formats:
A white paper I submitted to the DARPA Cognitive Systems
workshop held in Virginia in November 2002 and a slide presentation
produced during the workshop can
be found here:
My slides on architectures presented at the Stanford
Symposium on Advances in Cognitive Architectures, 22-23 March 2003
(sponsored by NSF and DARPA)
Details of the symposium are here:
including abstracts and pointers to slides or papers by speakers.
Updated: 29 Dec 2006