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Dr. Pier Luigi Gentili

Chemistry Dept., Università di Perugia

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 11:30:00 AM  

Room 1, Building F, CNR - via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence)

Published on-line at 11:05:39 AM on Monday, October 15th, 2012

Small steps towards a chemical artificial intelligence

Facing complexity studying Human Nervous System.

The new challenges for Science regard Complexity: (1) understanding and predicting Natural Complex Systems, and (2) solving the problems of Computational Complexity. Natural Computing is tackling these challenges. In my view, a wealthy source of inspiration to face Complexity is the Human Nervous System. The Human Nervous System is able to (i) easily solve some Complex Computational problems, and (ii) take decisions in Complex situations, based on vague information and by computing with words. Fuzzy logic is the best model of human making decision.

In this seminar, I raise a couple of compelling questions: (1) Why is Fuzzy logic a good model of human decision making? and (2) Is it possible to devise Chemical Artificial System similar to our nervous system or part of it? I am going to present my current answers to these "Really Big Questions".

For further informations, please contact Dr. Alessandro Torcini.