Cognitive synergy: A universal principle for feasible general intelligence

  title={Cognitive synergy: A universal principle for feasible general intelligence},
  author={Ben Goertzel},
  journal={2009 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics},
  • B. Goertzel
  • Published 15 June 2009
  • Computer Science
  • 2009 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics
Do there exist general principles, which any system must obey in order to achieve advanced general intelligence using feasible computational resources? Here we propose one candidate: “cognitive synergy,” a principle which suggests that general intelligences must contain different knowledge creation mechanisms corresponding to different sorts of memory (declarative, procedural, sensory/episodic, attentional, intentional); and that these different mechanisms must be interconnected in such a way… 

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