Neuro-Symbolic AI + Agent Systems: A First Reflection on Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

Vaishak Belle*, Michael Fisher, Alessandra Russo, Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Alistair Nottle

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To get one step closer to “human-like” intelligence, we need systems capable of seamlessly combining the neural learning power of symbolic feature extraction from raw data with sophisticated symbolic inference mechanisms for reasoning about “high-level” concepts. It is important to also incorporate existing prior knowledge about a given problem domain, especially since modern machine learning frameworks are typically data-hungry. Recently the field of neuro-symbolic AI has emerged as a promising paradigm for precisely such an integration.

However, coming up with a single, clear, concise definition of this area is not an easy task. There are plenty of variations on this topic, and there is no “one true way” that the community can coalesce around. Recently, a workshop was organized at AAMAS-2023 (London, UK) to discuss how this definition should be broadened to also consider reasoning about agents. This article is a collection of ideas, opinions, and positions from computer scientists who were invited for a panel discussion at the workshop.

This collection is not meant to be comprehensive but is rather intended to stimulate further conversation on the field of “Neuro-Symbolic Multi-Agent Systems.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. Best and Visionary Papers
EditorsFrancesco Amigoni, Arunesh Sinha
PublisherSpringer
Pages180-200
Volume14456
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-56255-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-56254-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2024
EventThe 22nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2023 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 May 20232 Jun 2023
Conference number: 22
https://aamas2023.soton.ac.uk/

Publication series

NameAutonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. Best and Visionary Papers
Volume14456
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceThe 22nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2023
Abbreviated titleAAMAS 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period29/05/232/06/23
Internet address

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