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Weekly QUEST Discussion Topics and News, 22 Nov 2013

November 21, 2013 Leave a comment

1.) We have Col Ryer who will lead a discussion on the SRI demonstration tablet that they’ve loaned us. It provides us insight into human state sensing as a means to make better human-computer symbiotic solutions. We want to brainstorm how we might use that device to advance our ideas for an Analyst test bed series of experiments.
2.) There is a sensors guy – who wants to talk to the group on his efforts in neuromorphic computing to do IR focal plane processing.
3.) Terry Wilson has made advances in his implementation of a LaRue model solution for replicating human behavior in psychological tests – he will give us an update and we will need to brainstorm how to instantiate our 3 tenets and some of the sub-tenets using that model.
4.) There is an article we reviewed some years ago provided by Prof Mills – Custer in cyberspace – I resurrected the ideas from that discussion as preparation for a talk I’m giving at Bowling Green – so I might review those if we have time as they are relevant to our attempt to make dual processes decision aids.

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Weekly QUEST Discussion Topics and News, 15 Nov 2013

November 14, 2013 Leave a comment

QUEST topics 15 Nov 2013:
The goal for this week’s discussion is to flush out the use of QUEST tenet consistent version of the Larue model (Hypothetical-thinking based on cognitive decoupling and thinking dispositions in a dual cognitive agent) that is an implementation of the Stanovich tripartite framework specifically for the driver problem of Automated Detection, Tracking, and Identification of mobile Missiles in contested environments. Below we have the Capt Amerika current tenet list. There are 3 tenets – Structural Coherence (although I could fold this under characteristics of the Situation Tenet, Situation and Simulation tenet. Note this approach makes us very consistent with the Evans and Stanovich defining characteristics of Type II processing (working memory intensive, simulation (cognitively decoupled – hypothetical) – this points out we need to really discuss our focus on situations being the fundamental unit of conscious cognition. The sub-tenets are included to provide insights into implementing either using the LaRue model or other means of implementation.
1. Structural Coherence
1. Interaction – enough fidelity with reality (bits of awareness info) facilitate conscious driven interaction (situations are learned via interactions)
2. There is a similarity measure applicable for the conscious representation – (color wheel example) – the similarity measure is between situations
2. Situation based processing (situations as variables) – fundamental unit of conscious cognition
1. Links (types of links, possibly capture similarity, meaning as what links are evoked – source of exformation – entities are defined based on how they are situated that is there meaning)
2. Gists as key part of representation–low bandwidth representation –what is situated
3. Mulitmodal – integrates multiple sensors representation into common framework – part of situated
4. One quale at a time – for any aspect of the illusory cartesean theater (example invertible illusions)
5. Qualia Theory of Relativity – only value (meaning) is in the relationships between (dictionary)
6. Narrative based representation – situated in time / space / multiple modalities
7. TD/BU – means to do context – rapid high level first –
8. Types of Qualia types of situations – time as a quale, Affect as a quale, types of speech, ToM – (Evolving not static), aha and negative aha (means to know what is known and what is NOT known by the agent)
1. Self – special type of qualia/situation (qualia self interacts with Continuity, unity, embodiment, sense of free will, reflection)
3. Conscious representation of situations are done via simulation (cognitively decoupled)
1. simulation is an organized body of knowledge that produces specific simulations of a situation’s instances
2. Imagined past, imagined present, imagined future – cognitively decoupled
3. Exformation (pattern completion inferring mechanism)
4. Compression (infinite number of stimuli into a single quale, low bandwidth 50 bits/sec)

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Weekly QUEST Discussion Topics, 8 Nov

November 7, 2013 Leave a comment

The goal for this week’s discussion is to flush out the use of a QUEST tenet consistent version of the Larue model (Hypothetical-thinking based on cognitive decoupling and thinking dispositions in a dual cognitive agent) that is an implementation of the Stanovich tripartite framework specifically for the driver problem of Automated Detection, Tracking, and Identification of mobile Missiles in contested environments.

That is a mouth full – but the real interesting part of the discussion will be explaining the engineering implications of a couple of the tenets – I pushed (meaning Cathy posted) some slides that has several pages of tenets – so come to the meeting with tenets you specifically want discussed with respect to their implications in the implementation especially if you think it will impact this particular driver problem

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