Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Cognitive Decathlon

A few years back, I worked on a project for DARPA in which we developed a test specification called "The Cognitive Decathlon".  It is essentially a version of the Turing Test which was designed to evaluate the capabilities of biologically-inspired artificially intelligent agents.  You can read more about it here, here, and here.  Sadly (and perhaps inevitably), the program was canceled before we could implement the test specification.   

However, I have just published a paper in the International Journal of Machine Consciousness describing how many of these tests are now available in PEBL.
http://www.worldscinet.com/ijmc/02/0202/S1793843010000497.html
I'm calling these tests the "The PEBL Cognitive Decathlon", and they represent sets of tasks that I believe to be maximally informative for

It can be cited as:

Mueller, S. T. (2010). A partial implementation of the BICA cognitive decathlon using the Psychology Experiment Building Language (PEBL).  International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 2, 273-288.

This work was recently featured on the Wired "Danger Room" Blog, and there is an conference in October 2010 that covers a lot of the science behind Biologically-inspired artificial intelligence.

Please contact me to for a pdf copy.
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