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Understanding intelligence [electronic resource] / Rolf Pfeifer and Christian Scheier ; with figures by Alex Riegler and cartoons by Isabelle Follath.

By: Pfeifer, Rolf, 1947-.
Contributor(s): Scheier, Christian.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (xx, 697 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585129037 (electronic bk.); 9780585129037 (electronic bk.); 9780262256797 (electronic bk.); 0262256797 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Artificial intelligence | Cognitive science | Expert systems (Computer science) | COMPUTERS -- Enterprise Applications -- Business Intelligence Tools | COMPUTERS -- Intelligence (AI) & Semantics | Electronic books | Intelligence artificielle | Sciences cognitives | Syst�emes experts (Informatique) | Kunstmatige intelligentie | Cognitiewetenschap | Expertsystemen | K�unstliche Intelligenz | Expertensystem | Cognitiewetenschap | Expertsystemen | Kunstmatige intelligentieGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding intelligence.DDC classification: 006.3 Other classification: 54.72 | CR 5000 | ST 300 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Review: "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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [659]-675) and indexes.

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.

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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. 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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