Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Self-conscious Reflexive Interpreters

Jon Doyle's 1978 PhD thesis proposal, 'Reflexive Interpreters,' describes the idea of a reflective problem-solving meta-interpreter with a sophisticated model of its own behavior, semantics, capabilities, and limitations, that would display "self-conscious" behavior. We investigate this idea of a reflexive interpreter, and connect it to ideas from McCarthy, Minsky, and Lenat.


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