Discussion

This chapter has reviewed a "unified theory of cognition" which purports to explain all aspects of this vast subject with one type of knowledge and one information-processing operation. The hope is that this discussion has convinced you that this approach to cognition is worthy of more extensive investigation.

Only after language, sound, and vision systems such as those described here have been built, and widely evaluated and criticized, will a sense begin to emerge that the mechanization of cognition is truly possible. I am hopeful that the arguments and discussion presented here are sufficiently compelling to make such a research program sensible.

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