# Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents

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|  \\ What's Contained \\ in Models?  | To work as building blokcs for knowledge, models must, on their own or in sets, capture in some way: \\ - Patterns \\ - Relations \\ - Volitional acts \\ - Causal chains       | |  \\ What's Contained \\ in Models?  | To work as building blokcs for knowledge, models must, on their own or in sets, capture in some way: \\ - Patterns \\ - Relations \\ - Volitional acts \\ - Causal chains       |
|  Where Do The Symbols Come In?  | Symbols are mechanisms for rounding up model sets - they are "handles" on the information structures. \\ In humans this "rounding up" happens subconsciously and automatically, most of the time, using similarity mapping (content-driven association).     | |  Where Do The Symbols Come In?  | Symbols are mechanisms for rounding up model sets - they are "handles" on the information structures. \\ In humans this "rounding up" happens subconsciously and automatically, most of the time, using similarity mapping (content-driven association).     |
-|  \\ Syntactic Autonomy  | To enable autonomous thought, the use of symbols for managing huge sets of models must follow certain rules. For determining the development of biological agents, these rules - their syntax - must exist in form //a priori// of the developing, learning mind, because it determines what these symbols can and cannot do. In this sense, "syntax" means the "rules of management" of information structures (just like the use of symbols in human communication).    | +|  \\ Syntactic Autonomy  | To enable autonomous thought, the use of symbols for managing huge sets of models must follow certain rules. For determining the development of biological agents, these rules - their syntax - must exist in form //a priori// of the developing, learning mind (encoded in DNA), because it determines what these symbols can and cannot do, from early infant life to more grown-up stages. In this sense, "syntax" means the "rules of management" of information structures (just like the use of symbols in human communication).    |
|  \\ Historical Note  | Chomsky claimed that humans are born with a "language acquisition device". \\ What may be the case is that the language simply sits on top of a more general set of "devices" for the formation of knowledge //in general//.     | |  \\ Historical Note  | Chomsky claimed that humans are born with a "language acquisition device". \\ What may be the case is that the language simply sits on top of a more general set of "devices" for the formation of knowledge //in general//.     |
|  \\ Evolution & Cognition  | Because thought depends on underlying biological structures, and because biological structure depends on ongoing maintenance processes, the syntax and semantics for creating a biological agent, and the syntax and semantics for generating meaningful thought in such an agent, both depend on //syntactic autonomy// - i.e. rules that determine how the referential processes of **encode-transmit-decode** work.  |  |  \\ Evolution & Cognition  | Because thought depends on underlying biological structures, and because biological structure depends on ongoing maintenance processes, the syntax and semantics for creating a biological agent, and the syntax and semantics for generating meaningful thought in such an agent, both depend on //syntactic autonomy// - i.e. rules that determine how the referential processes of **encode-transmit-decode** work.  |