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The Stochastic Intelligence. A Technical Model from Ancient Greece to Robotics

  • Salvatore Di PiazzaEmail author
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Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 130)

Abstract

What do we mean when we talk about the “intelligence” of robots? In what sense does a robot “reason” and “take decisions”? Answering these questions can give food for thought towards understanding whether there is either something so specific in human beings that cannot be reproduced in robots, or—as an alternative—the way to improve robots in emulating human behavior. In the following pages I will try to give my contribution by shedding light on some characteristics concerning human reasoning and rationality, mainly referring to the ancient Greek philosophical tradition.

Keywords

Techne stochastike Intelligence Taking decisions Rationality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

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