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Understanding intelligence

Author: Rolf Pfeifer; Christian Scheier
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
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"Researchers now agree that intelligence always manifests itself in behavior - thus it is behavior that we must understand. An exciting new field has grown around the study of behavior-based intelligence, also known as embodied cognitive science, "new AI," and "behavior-based AI."" "Rolf Pfeifer and Christian Scheier provide a systematic introduction to this new way of thinking about intelligence and computers.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pfeifer, Rolf, 1947-
Understanding intelligence.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98049138
(OCoLC)40199965
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rolf Pfeifer; Christian Scheier
ISBN: 0585129037 9780585129037 9780262256797 0262256797 0262250799 9780262250795 1282096680 9781282096684 9786612096686 6612096683
OCLC Number: 44966051
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 697 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Study of Intelligence--Foundations and Issues --
The Study of Intelligence --
Characterizing Intelligence --
Studying Intelligence: The Synthetic Approach --
Foundations of Classical Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science --
Cognitive Science: Preliminaries --
The Cognitivistic Paradigm --
An Architecture for an Intelligent Agent --
The Fundamental Problems of Classical Al and Cognitive Science --
Real Worlds versus Virtual Worlds --
Some Well-Known Problems with Classical Systems --
The Fundamental Problems of Classical Al --
Remedies and Alternatives --
A Framework for Embodied Cognitive Science --
Embodied Cognitive Science: Basic Concepts --
Complete Autonomous Agents --
Biological and Artificial Agents --
Designing for Emergence--Logic-Based and Embodied Systems --
Explaining Behavior --
Neural Networks for Adaptive Behavior --
From Biological to Artificial Neural Networks --
The Four or Five Basics --
Distributed Adaptive Control --
Types of Neural Networks --
Beyond Information Processing: A Polemic Digression --
Approaches and Agent Examples --
Braitenberg Vehicles --
Motivation --
The Fourteen Vehicles --
Segmentation of Behavior and the Extended Braitenberg Architecture --
The Subsumption Architecture --
Behavior-Based Robotics --
Designing a Subsumption-Based Robot --
Examples of Subsumption-Based Architectures --
Conclusions: The Subsumption Approach to Designing Intelligent Systems --
Artificial Evolution and Artificial Life.
Responsibility: Rolf Pfeifer and Christian Scheier ; with figures by Alex Riegler and cartoons by Isabelle Follath.

Abstract:

"Researchers now agree that intelligence always manifests itself in behavior - thus it is behavior that we must understand. An exciting new field has grown around the study of behavior-based intelligence, also known as embodied cognitive science, "new AI," and "behavior-based AI."" "Rolf Pfeifer and Christian Scheier provide a systematic introduction to this new way of thinking about intelligence and computers. After discussing concepts and approaches such as subsumption architecture, Braitenberg vehicles, evolutionary robotics, artificial life, self-organization, and learning, the authors derive a set of principles and a coherent framework for the study of naturally and artificially intelligent systems, or autonomous agents. This framework is based on a synthetic methodology whose goal is understanding by designing and building."--Jacket.

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