Joscha Bach is the VP research for AI foundation. He works and writes about cognitive architectures, mental representation, emotion, social modeling, and multi-agent systems. He is founder of the MicroPsi project, in which virtual agents are constructed and used in a computer model to discover and describe the interactions of emotion, motivation, and cognition of situated agents. Bach’s mission to build a model of the mind is the bedrock research in the creation of Strong AI, i.e. cognition on par with that of a human being. He is especially interested in the philosophy of AI and in the augmentation of the human mind.
Joscha earned his Ph.D. in cognitive science from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, where he has taught computer science, AI, and cognitive science. He is also the author of “Principles of Synthetic Intelligence” (Oxford University Press).