Volume 9 · Number 1 · Pages 56–57
To Bridge the Gap between Sensorimotor and Higher Levels, AI Will Need Help from Psychology

Frank Guerin

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Open peer commentary on the article “A Computational Constructivist Model as an Anticipatory Learning Mechanism for Coupled Agent–Environment Systems” by Filipo Studzinski Perotto. Upshot: Constructivist theory gives a nice high-level account of how knowledge can be autonomously developed by an agent interacting with an environment, but it fails to detail the mechanisms needed to bridge the gap between low levels of sensorimotor data and higher levels of cognition. AI workers are trying to bridge this gap, using task-specific engineering approaches, without any principled theory to guide them; they could use help from psychologists.


Guerin F. (2013) To bridge the gap between sensorimotor and higher levels, ai will need help from psychology. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 56–57. http://constructivist.info/9/1/056

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