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Engineering Intelligent Systems



James S. Albus


What is intelligence? Where did it come from? What is its fundamental nature? What are its elemental constituents? Can it be created artificially? If so how? The answers to these questions are beginning to emerge. As the second millennium draws to a close, we are beginning to see real answers to questions that have occupied the attention of philosophers and scientists for many centuries. Since the time of Plato and Aristotle, the nature of knowledge and the role of human reason have been the subject of serious intellectual inquiry. Great minds such as Bacon, Decartes, Hume, Kant Pascal, Helmholtz, Darwin, James, Freud, Russell, Mach, Pierce, Piaget, and many others have provided fundamental insights into the mysteries of the mind. Today, both biological and artifical forms of intelligence are the subject of intense study. There is good evidence that we have entered a period in which the ancient mysteries of the mind are yielding to scientific inquiry
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the ISIC/CIRA/ISAS ''98 Conference
Conference Dates
September 14-17, 1998
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Conference Title
ISIC/CIRA/ISAS ''98 Conference


Robotics & Intelligent Systems, Brain Models & Neural Nets, artificial intelligence, automation, brain modelling, computationa theory


Albus, J. (1998), Engineering Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of the ISIC/CIRA/ISAS ''98 Conference, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 19, 2024)


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Created September 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017