Constructivism in AI: Prospects, Progress and Challenges

Frank Guerin

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Abstract

This position paper argues the case for the application of
constructivist theories to Arti¿cial Intelligence, with particular emphasis on Piaget’s theory. The idea of building an arti¿cial baby is an
old one in Arti¿cial Intelligence, yet it is dif¿cult to execute because
little is known about the information processing mechanisms which
babies use to learn. That which is known comes from non computing
disciplines and has not been exploited very much in Arti¿cial Intelligence. Part of the dif¿culty is that many AI researchers do not know
enough about these other disciplines; another dif¿culty is that where
AI researchers do know some of the theories from other disciplines,
many do not see their value. This paper tries to make a case for the
value of Piaget’s theory in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Pages20-27
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAISB Convention 2008; Volume 12: Computing and Philosophy, Aberdeen, Scotland, April 1-4, 2008 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20084 Apr 2008

Conference

ConferenceAISB Convention 2008; Volume 12: Computing and Philosophy, Aberdeen, Scotland, April 1-4, 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period1/04/084/04/08

Cite this

Guerin, F. (2008). Constructivism in AI: Prospects, Progress and Challenges. 20-27. Paper presented at AISB Convention 2008; Volume 12: Computing and Philosophy, Aberdeen, Scotland, April 1-4, 2008, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.