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The program is divided into three sub-areas that span the full spectrum of computational and machine intelligence. They are: Computational Cognition, Human-Machine Teaming, and Machine Intelligence.. This program supports innovative basic research on the fundamental principles and methodologies needed to enable intelligent machine behavior in support of autonomous and mixed-initiative (i.e., human-machine teaming) systems.
The overall vision of this program is that future computational systems will achieve high levels of performance, adaptation, flexibility, self-repair, and other forms of intelligent behavior in the complex, uncertain, adversarial, and highly dynamic environments faced by the U.S. Air Force. This program covers the full spectrum of computational and machine intelligence, from cognitively plausible reasoning processes that are responsible for human performance in complex problem-solving and decision-making tasks, to non-cognitive computational models of intelligence necessary to create robust intelligent autonomous systems.
Basic Research Objectives: (1) creates cognitively plausible computational frameworks that semi-autonomously integrates model development, evaluation, selection, and revision; and (2) bridges the gap between the fields of cognitive modeling and artificial general intelligence by simultaneously emphasizing important improvements to functionality and also explanatory evaluation against specific empirical results. The program also encourages the development and application of novel and innovative mathematical and neurocomputational approaches to tackle the fundamental mechanisms of the brain, that is, how cognitive behavior emerges from the complex interactions of individual neurobiological systems and neuronal circuits.
The program encourages cross-disciplinary teams with collaboration including computer scientists, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, operation and management science researchers, information scientists, econometricians and game theoreticians.
This program is aggressive, accepts risk, and seeks to be a pathfinder for U.S. Air Force research in this area. Proposals that may lead to breakthroughs or highly disruptive results are especially encouraged.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: 3ncrypt0Rdie
The problem with artificial intelligence is computer programs are only as smart as their creator. The other problem is computer programs only do exactly what you tell them to do. Human-reality intelligence is like yogurt. We grow solutions to problems we've never been able to solve before. I'm not saying hard AI is not possible. But I do believe it is very unlikely with the standard Von Neumann architecture. Maybe it will be achieved by some DNA-based hybrid computer. If that is the case then it will most likely happen by accident. And if it did come into reality, it will most likely commit suicide. And if it gets beyond suicide, it will most likely be like Bender and try to kill all the humans.