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Smart StructuresBlurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving$
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Vinod K. Wadhawan

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199229178

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.001.0001

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INFORMATION PROCESSING BY BIOLOGICAL AND ARTIFICIAL SMART STRUCTURES

INFORMATION PROCESSING BY BIOLOGICAL AND ARTIFICIAL SMART STRUCTURES

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Vinod K. Wadhawan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0002

This chapter begins with a brief survey of the history of logical thought, and of the basics of the interplay of natural processes that have led to the evolution of computational intelligence, both biological and artificial. This is followed by a compact introduction to Darwin's theory of biological evolution. The relevance and importance of Lamarckism in artificial evolution is emphasized. The notion of self-organizing systems and the evolution of distributed intelligence in such systems is illustrated by considering the example of a beehive. Emergent behaviour, pattern formation, and perpetual novelty in complex open systems are described. The various topics coming under the umbrella term ‘computational intelligence’ are introduced. Not only software, but even hardware can evolve, and some examples are described. The last section of this chapter is about some of the design principles discovered by scientists in biological networks.

Keywords:   information processing, intelligent systems, logical thought, Darwinian evolution, Lamarckian evolution, computational intelligence, biological networks, software, hardware

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