Goals are not implied by actions, but inferred from actions and contexts [Open Peer Commentary]
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SourceBehavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 1, (2008), pp. 38-39
Article / Letter to editor
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SW OZ DCC AI
SW OZ DCC CO
SW OZ NICI KI
SW OZ NICI CO
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
SubjectAction, intention, and motor control; Cognitive artificial intelligence; DI-BCB_DCC_Theme 2: Perception, Action and Control
People cannot understand intentions behind observed actions by direct simulation, because goal inference is highly context dependent. Context dependency is a major source of computational intractability in traditional information-processing models. An embodied embedded view of cognition may be able to overcome this problem, but then the problem needs recognition and explication within the context of the new, layered cognitive architecture.
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