Robotson Crusoe–or–What Is Common Sense?

TitleRobotson Crusoe–or–What Is Common Sense?
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPerlis D
JournalLogical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning — Papers from the AAAI 2011 Spring Symposium
Date Published2011///

I will present a perspective on human-level commonsense behavior (HLCSB) that differs from commonsense reasoning (CSR) as the latter is often characterized in AI. I will argue that HLCSB is not far beyond the reach of current technology, and that it also provides solutions to some of the problems that plague CSR, most notably the brittleness problem. A key is the judicious use of metacognitive monitoring and control, especially in the area of automated learning.