The little man computer project [1] provides a simplified environment for executing machine language. It was invented as a teaching tool to explain the students how to program in assembly language and what a CPU is. The overall system is available as a Javascript website in which custom programs can be entered and executed visually.

Artificial Intelligence has a different purpose than programming in assembly language. The idea is to realize intelligent machines and understand human behavior. Cognitive models are a well known tool for describing the thinking process from a psychological point of view. They are describe how a human memory, scene recognition and language is working.

What is missing, is a teaching tool to explain cognitive models to students, similar to the Little man computer project. Are there are some simulators available, which aren't too complicated?

[1] Wikipedia, Little man computer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_man_computer

  • $\begingroup$ cognitive models aren't well defined as a von Neumann computer architecture so I don't think this comparison makes much sense. $\endgroup$ – Benedikt S. Vogler Jul 14 '19 at 10:43

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