BiographyAntonio Lieto is a researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Computational Cognitive Science at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Turin, Italy, and a research associate at the ICAR-CNR in Palermo, Italy. He is the current Vice-President of the Italian Association of Cognitive Science (2017–2022) and an ACM Distinguished Speaker on the topics of cognitively inspired AI and artificial models of cognition.
He has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Haifa (Israel, Dept. of Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University (USA, Dept. of Psychology & School of Computer Science), and Lund University (Sweden, Dept. of Cognitive Science).
His research revolves around the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Cognitive Science, and Human-Machine Interaction (with a focus on Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning, Semantic/Language Technologies, Cognitive Architectures and Computational Models of Cognition, Persuasive Technologies). On these topics, he has published more than 80 scientific papers in international conferences, journals, and books.
In the book "Cognitive Design for Artificial Minds" (2021, Taylor & Francis), Lieto explains the crucial role that the research on natural cognition (and on human cognition in particular) can still play in the design and realization of intelligent artificial systems (embodied and not). By drawing upon Cybernetics and early AI principles coming from the cognitivist tradition, the book illustrates the theoretical, experimental and technological issues addressed in the context of AI of cognitive inspiration and computational cognitive science.The book also introduces the Minimal Cognitive Grid (MCG), a pragmatic method to rank the different degrees of biologically and cognitive accuracy of artificial systems in order to project their explanatory power with respect to the natural systems taken as inspiration.
Providing a comprehensive overview of cognitive design principles in constructing artificial minds, this text will be essential reading for students and researchers of artificial intelligence and cognitive science.
Author Home Page: https://www.antoniolieto.net/
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Research areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Cognitive Science and Human-Machine Interaction (with a focus on the following areas: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Semantic/Language Technologies, Cognitive Systems and Architectures, Persuasive Technologies)
By: Antonio Lieto
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