Commonsense reasoning

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Commonsense reasoning is the branch of Artificial intelligence concerned with replicating human thinking. There are several components to this problem, including:

  • Developing adequately broad and deep commonsense knowledge bases.
  • Developing reasoning methods that exhibit the features of human thinking, including:
    • The ability to reason with knowledge that is true by default
    • The ability to reason rapidly across a broad range of domains
    • The ability to tolerate uncertainty in your knowledge
    • The ability to take decisions under incomplete knowledge and perhaps revise that belief or decision when complete knowledge becomes available.
  • Developing new kinds of cognitive architectures that support multiple reasoning methods and representations.


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