Given the current popularity of 'cognitive computing' in industry and in academia alike, it is indeed very timely to present a broad overview of computational cognitive systems, and, in particular, computational cognitive architectures. The author offers a wide-ranging survey of interesting ideas relevant to this emerging field. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the state of the art of this area of study, and in how general principles of the brain/mind may be articulated and applied. -- Ron Sun, Professor of Cognitive Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; author of Duality of the Mind David Vernon covers all the bases in this fascinating primer on constructing cognitive agents. For possibly the first time, the many different approaches and views of what ingredients are necessary to build an artificial cognitive system, and what it means to be cognitive, are discussed. A tour de force! -- Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Professor, Department of Cognitive Sciences and Department of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine Fresh and inspiring! This book flies you over some of the most exciting new frontiers of artificial cognitive systems, such as embodiment, emergence, and development. I recommend it to anybody who is interested in a casual tour of artificial cognition, which is now fundamentally different from 25 years ago! -- Juyang Weng, Professor of Computer Science, Cognition and Neuroscience, Michigan State University; author of Natural and Artificial Intelligence
David Vernon is Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Rwanda, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.