Exploring the Possibilities of Metamemory for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence that is more human-like

Through a computer-based evolutionary experiment, a research group at the Graduate School of Informatics of Nagoya University has made a major step in creating a metamemory neural network. Their paper is published in Scientific Reports.

Recent years have seen rapid advances in the design of artificial intelligence using neural networks to mimic brain circuits. This field of research aims to understand the evolution of metamemory in order to use it for artificial intelligence that has a mind like a human.

Metamemory occurs when we ask ourselves if we remember what we ate for dinner yesterday, and then we use that memory to determine if we want to eat something else tonight. This may seem like an easy question to answer, but it is a complex one. Metamemory involves knowing your own memory abilities and adapting to them.