NARS Tutorial

August 13, 2024

Seattle, WA, USA

At AGI 2024

Being one of the most sophisticated models of AGI, NARS (Non-Axiomatic Reasoning System) has attracted much interest from researchers, AI professionals, and students from around the world. The ultimate goal of the NARS project is to build thinking machines. Endeavors are made to uniformly explain and reproduce many cognitive facilities, including reasoning, learning, planning, etc., so as to provide a unified theory, model, and system for AI as a whole.

Built on top of its open-source implementation (OpenNARS), several NARS-based and NARS-related projects have been undertaken and are currently under development. To encourage communication and collaboration among the researchers, as well as to introduce these projects to the AGI community, the tutorial & workshop will be held during AGI-24 as an integrated part within the conference.

The NARS tutorial will be a held from 1:25 PM to 3:15 PM on August 13, on-site and virtual, occurring before the NARS workshop session. It will introduce its intuition, conceptual design, and its current implementation(s). The NARS tutorial is open to all conference attendees. Additional tutorials may be arranged in a case-by-case manner for those wishing to learn more about the project.

The NARS workshop is designed for a more advanced audience interested in knowing NARS technical details, applications, and demonstrations. The workshop (on-site and virtual) will be held from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM on August 13 and open to all AGI-24 attendees. The workshop contains a list of presentations, given by guest speakers, covering implementations of NARS and the demonstrations of NARS application. The workshop will conclude with a General Discussion focusing on future research. Additional demonstrations may be arranged in a case-by-case manner for those wishing to learn more about NARS. The exact schedule will be available after the workshop paper submission deadline.

Call for Papers

Submissions of papers are encouraged to the workshop. Submissions must be directly relevant to the NARS model, though can otherwise be on any topic, such as theoretical analysis, comparison with other works or projects, implementation issues, application experiments, impact evaluations, and future development. Submissions should be prepared in the same format as AGI papers with the same length restrictions. All submissions must be emailed to Bowen Xu at by July 25, and acceptance decisions will be announced by Aug 1. All the accepted papers will be maintained on the workshop website, and future publication opportunities will be discussed.

Key Information:

August 13, 2024 (On-site and Online Event), from 1:25pm - 7:00pm (PDT)

The Hub (Husky Union Building)
University of Washington, Seattle
4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Watch Online:
Youtube Broadcast TBD


Tangrui Li:
(Workshop Organizer)
Bowen Xu:
(Workshop Organizer)
Christian Hahm:




All times are Pacific Time Zone (PDT)
schedule download
1:25pm-3:15pm NARS Tutorial

Workshop Welcoming and Introduction
Tangrui Li
Non-Axiomatic Logic and Control
Maxim Tarasov
Inference Engine
Bowen Xu
OpenNARS 4 Demo
3:15pm - 3:30pmBreak
3:30pm - 6:30pm NARS Workshop
Potential Speakers & Topics (20~30 minutes/person)
Bowen Xu
Multi-Channel in OpenNARS 4
Robert Johansson
Functional Equivalence with NARS
Kai Liu
Steel Crack Detection - an Application of NARS
6:30pm - 7:00pmGeneral Discussion:
Questions from the audience are welcome!

Organizing Committee

Dr. Pei Wang

Temple University, U.S.A.

Dr. Patrick Hammer

Stockholm University, Sweden

Bowen Xu

Temple University, U.S.A.

Tangrui Li

Temple University, U.S.A.

Maxim Tarasov

Intelligent Machines, U.S.A.

Christian Hahm

Temple University, U.S.A.