Logic, Self-awareness and Self-improvement: the Metacognitive Loop and the Problem of Brittleness

  title={Logic, Self-awareness and Self-improvement: the Metacognitive Loop and the Problem of Brittleness},
  author={Michael L. Anderson and Donald Perlis},
  journal={J. Log. Comput.},
This essay describes a general approach to building perturbation-tolerant autonomous systems, based on the conviction that artificial agents should be able to notice when something is amiss, assess the anomaly, and guide a solution into place. This basic strategy of self-guided learning is termed the metacognitive loop; it involves the system monitoring, reasoning about, and, when necessary, altering its own decision-making components. This paper (a) argues that equipping agents with a… CONTINUE READING
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