The Role of episodic memory in artificial intelligence

Eğilmez, Ebru
The aim of this thesis is to analyze the role of episodic memory in Artifical Intelligence (AI). Memory and ARtficial Intelligence are one of the most important issue in philosophy. A thinking machine is the main topic in AI. The relation between episodic memory and AI has been analyzed in terms of high level cognitive capabilities such as perception, learning, and reasoning. Episodic memory is essential for not only human intelligence but also AI. Since, episodic memory supports some important high level cognitive capabilities. Here, I argue that if a proper episodic memory model is designed, it is possible yo develop AI as human intelligence


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E. Eğilmez, “The Role of episodic memory in artificial intelligence,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.