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Computerized Agents from a Linguistic Perspective

Ekdahl, Bertil LU (1997)
Abstract
There are many fashion words in AI, such as introspection, reflection, metalanguage, belief and intention. The usual way of looking at such concepts is proof theoretical even if it is not at all clear that these concepts can be described in a formal language. I shed light on some of these concepts from a semantical point of view, and show that it is impossible to describe them to a computer. This implies that there can be no agent other that of being instrumental. I also present a new theory of anticipatory systems that runs counter to the prevalent idea.
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  • Prof. Devlin, Keith, Saint Mary's College of California & CSLI, Stanford University
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Thesis
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published
subject
keywords
Systems engineering, Anticipatory systems., Autonomous Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Describability, Induction, computer technology, Data- och systemvetenskap
pages
165 pages
publisher
Bertil Ekdahl, Högskolan Karlskrona/Ronneby, S-372 25 Ronneby,
defense location
Lund Institute of Technology, E-building, Lecture hall E:1406
defense date
1997-10-10 10:15
external identifiers
  • Other:ISRN: LUNFD6/(NFCS-1010)/1-165/(1997)
ISBN
91-628-2680-8
language
English
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yes
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16c88113-4bb2-4ba2-bec6-5efe8f3ae2ef (old id 18129)
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2007-05-24 10:43:28
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  abstract     = {There are many fashion words in AI, such as introspection, reflection, metalanguage, belief and intention. The usual way of looking at such concepts is proof theoretical even if it is not at all clear that these concepts can be described in a formal language. I shed light on some of these concepts from a semantical point of view, and show that it is impossible to describe them to a computer. This implies that there can be no agent other that of being instrumental. I also present a new theory of anticipatory systems that runs counter to the prevalent idea.},
  author       = {Ekdahl, Bertil},
  isbn         = {91-628-2680-8},
  keyword      = {Systems engineering,Anticipatory systems.,Autonomous Agents,Artificial Intelligence,Describability,Induction,computer technology,Data- och systemvetenskap},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {165},
  publisher    = {Bertil Ekdahl, Högskolan Karlskrona/Ronneby, S-372 25 Ronneby,},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Computerized Agents from a Linguistic Perspective},
  year         = {1997},
}