The Observable Mind: Enabling an Autonomous Agent Sharing Its Conscious Contents Using a Cognitive Architecture


  • Daqi Dong The University of Memphis



Autonomous Agent, Sharing Minds, Cognitive HRI, Cognitive Architecture, LIDA


We enable an autonomous agent sharing its artificial mind to its audiences like humans. This supports the autonomous human robot interactions relying on a cognitive architecture, LIDA, which explains and predicts how minds work and is used as the controllers of intelligent autonomous agents. We argue that LIDA’s cognitive representations and processes may serve as the source of the mind content its agent shares out, autonomously. We proposed a new description (sub) model into LIDA, letting its agent describing its conscious contents. Through this description, the agent’s mind is more observable so we can understand the agent’s entity and intelligence more directly. Also, this helps the agent explains its behaviors to its audiences so engage into its living society better. We built an initial LIDA agent embedding with this description model. The agent shares its conscious content autonomously, reasonably explaining its behaviors.






Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI)