The Global Workspace Theory

Authored by: Bernard J. Baars , Adam Alonzi

The Routledge Handbook Of Consciousness

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138936218
eBook ISBN: 9781315676982
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A global workspace (GW) is a functional hub of signal integration and propagation in a large population of loosely coupled agents, on the model of “crowd” or “swarm” computing, using a shared “blackboard” for posting, voting on, and sharing hypotheses, so that multiple experts can make up for each others’ limitations. Crowd computation has become a major technique for web commerce as well as scientific problem-solving.

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