Instinctive Computing

  • Yang Cai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Primitive Problem-Solving

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  3. Instinctive Cognition

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      Pages 117-117
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  4. Evolving Cybernetics

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 373-391

About this book


This book attempts to connect artificial intelligence to primitive intelligence. It explores the idea that a genuinely intelligent computer will be able to interact naturally with humans. To form this bridge, computers need the ability to recognize, understand and even have instincts similar to humans.

The author organizes the book into three parts. He starts by describing primitive problem-solving, discussing topics like default mode, learning, tool-making, pheromones and foraging. Part two then explores behavioral models of instinctive cognition by looking at the perception of motion and event patterns, appearance and gesture, behavioral dynamics, figurative thinking, and creativity. The book concludes by exploring instinctive computing in modern cybernetics, including models of self-awareness, stealth, visual privacy, navigation, autonomy, and survivability.

Instinctive Computing reflects upon systematic thinking for designing cyber-physical systems and it would be a stimulating reading for those who are interested in artificial intelligence, cybernetics, ethology, human-computer interaction, data science, computer science, security and privacy, social media, or autonomous robots.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Instinctive Computing Robotics Primative Problem Solving Behavioral Models

Authors and affiliations

  • Yang Cai
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-7276-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-7278-9
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