Thursday Morning Talk with Kai Goergen and Yiğit Öksüz, “Architectural Design Principles for Intelligence: Modularity vs. Integration”
The world is modular. So – intuitively – it seems clear that cognitive systems that deal with the world should benefit from a modular architecture. Simple or less important problems should use less cognitive resources than complex or important problems, which – intuitively – may be achieved by changing the degree of modularity that a system uses. More modular, less power consumption, shallower processing; more integrated, more power consumption, deeper processing. Is this indeed the case? Is it beneficial for a cognitive system to regulate its degree of modularity depending on task demand? Does the human brain do this? How can a system determine which degree of modularity to use? In this talk, we will first provide an update on the project, and then invite everyone for discussion.