Plant Behaviour And Intelligence

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Plant Behaviour And Intelligence

Author : Anthony Trewavas
ISBN : 9780198753681
Genre : Plant competition
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This book argues that whole cells and whole plants growing in competitive wild conditions show aspects of plant behaviour that can be accurately described as "intelligent," and that behaviour, like intelligence, must be assessed within the constraints of the anatomical and physiological framework of the organism in question.
Category: Plant competition

Plants In Science Fiction

Author : Katherine E. Bishop
ISBN : 9781786835604
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ambient Intelligence

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ISBN : UOM:39015058330468
Genre : Ubiquitous computing
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Category: Ubiquitous computing

Artificial Intelligence Expert Systems And Symbolic Computing

Author : Elias N. Houstis
ISBN : UCAL:B4502722
Genre : Computers
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This volume contains papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, expert systems, symbolic computing and applications to scientific computing. Together, they provide an excellent overview of the dynamic state of these closely related fields. They reveal a future where scientific computation will increasingly involve symbolic and artificial intelligence tools as these software systems become more sophisticated; also a future where systems of computational science and engineering will be problem solving environments created with components from numerical analysis, computational geometry, symbolic computing and artificial intelligence.
Category: Computers

Instinct And Intelligence

Author : Samuel Anthony Barnett
ISBN : UCSD:31822013534821
Genre : Animal behavior
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Category: Animal behavior

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

New Scientist

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ISBN : UCSD:31822020349650
Genre : Science
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Applications Of Artificial Intelligence In Engineering Vi

Author : George Rzevski
ISBN : 1851666788
Genre : Science
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This book contains papers presented at the sixth International Conference on Application of Artificial Intelligence in Engineering held in Oxford, UK in was held in Southampton, UK July 1991. The first conference in this series the second in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA in 1987, the third in 1986, 1989 in Palo Alto, California, USA in 1988, the fourth in Cambridge, UK in and the fifth in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1990. The conference series has now established itself as the unique forum for the presentation of the latest research, development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) in all fields of engineering. Consequently, books of conference proceedings provide a historical record of the application of AI in engineering design, analysis, simulation, planning, scheduling, monitoring, control, diagnosis, reliability and quality, as well as in robotics and manufacturing systems, from the early beginnings to mature applications of today. Whilst previously the field was dominated by knowledge-based systems, in this latest volume, for the first time, a significant proportion of papers cover the paradigms of neural networks and genetic algorithms. Learning and self organising behaviour of systems based on these paradigms are particularly important in engineering applications. From a large number of submitted proposals over sixty papers have been selected by members of the Advisory Committee who acted as referees. Pa pers have been grouped under the following headings.
Category: Science