A Principled Approach for Systematic Mind Engineering

Ricardo Sanz, Jaime Gomez, Carlos Hernandez, Adolfo Hernando

The systematic, engineering-grade construction of cognitive systems with up-to-human capabilities cannot be based on the exploratory programming methods that have populated the artificial cognitive systems effort for a simple matter of scale. We need a strong methodological focus to move from artisany into the requirements-driven engineering methods that are necessary to build systems with the required set of competences in any design dimension (any-x systems). The ASys Vision is an structured vision for any-x artificial mind engineering that is based on a universal conceptualisation of a situated, functional, self-aware cognitive system: an agent that exploits models -of the world, of the self- for the performance of situated tasks.

Submitted: Sep 11, 2008