Cognitive systems

Foresight project setting out a vision for the future of research in natural and artificial cognitive systems.

Cognitive systems are natural or artificial information processing systems, including those responsible for:

  • perception
  • learning
  • reasoning
  • decision-making
  • communication
  • action.

This project explored the recent advances in neuroscience and computer science to produce a vision for the future development of cognitive systems.

The aims of the project were to:

  • examine recent progress in biological and artificial cognition
  • produce a 10 to 20 year vision for both fields
  • identify the opportunities for sharing knowledge between fields
  • communicate the conclusions to a wide audience

The project commissioned a series of research reviews considering cognitive systems from the different perspectives of neuroscience and computer science.

Project report


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Published 30 November 2003