Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a twin of cognitive science in understanding adaptive and intelligent systems. Whereas artificial intelligence (AI) aims at developing intelligent computer programs and machines, cognitive science aims at understanding and predicting adaptive and intelligent human behavior. The Centre for Cognitive Science is closely cooperating with the Artificial Intelligence at TU Darmstadt (AI•DA) initiative, which brings together several reserach groups at the TU Darmstadt to coordinate and advance core AI research.
According to John McCarthy, one of the founders of the field, AI is “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable.” So, how can computers reason, learn and act? How can computers learn with less help from us and data? How can computers understand images and natural text? How can robots learn to act? What are the computational principle underyling human cognition? And what can machines learn from this? Can AI be made understandable by us? How can intelligent machines and robots cooperate and interact with us in the loop? These are just few examples of the scientific questions AI•DA is addressing.