Signs of Intelligence

Author: William Dembski
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587430045
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A collection of fourteen essays which provide an overview of the argument for intelligent design, with diagrams, explanations, and relevant quotations.

Brain Mind and the External Signs of Intelligence Psychology Revivals

Author: Bernard Hollander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317554019
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Born in Vienna in 1864, Bernard Hollander was a London-based psychiatrist. He is best known for being one of the main proponents of phrenology. This title originally published in 1931 looks at the different regions of the brain and their various functions in relation to intelligence. From the preface: "The records of cases collected by the author, including some of his own, point to there being at least three main regions of totally different functions.... Of these three regions, the frontal is by far the largest in man and the most important, being the region for the manifestation of the highest intellectual abilities." Back in print this is a chance to read all about the study of the brain, mind and external signs of intelligence from the early twentieth century.

Odysseus Hero of Practical Intelligence

Author: Jeffrey Barnouw
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761830269
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In dramatic representations and narrative reports of inner deliberation the Odyssey displays the workings of the human mind and its hero's practical intelligence, epitomized by anticipating consequences and controlling his actions accordingly. Once his hope of returning home as husband, father and king is renewed on Calypso's isle, Odysseus shows a consistent will to focus on this purpose and subordinate other impulses to it. His fabled cleverness is now fully engaged in a gradually emerging plan, as he thinks back from that final goal through a network of means to achieve it. He relies on "signs" inferences in the form "if this, then that" as defined by the Stoic Chrysippus and the nature of his intelligence is thematically underscored through contrast with others' recklessness, that is, failure to heed signs or reckon consequences. In Homeric deliberation, the mind is torn between competing options or intentions, not between "reason" and "desire." The lack of distinct opposing faculties and hierarchical organization in the Homeric mind, far from archaic simplicity, prefigures the psychology of Chrysippus, who cites deliberation scenes from the Odyssey against Plato's hierarchical tri-partite model. From the Stoics, there follows a psychological tradition leading through Hobbes and Leibniz, to Peirce and Dewey. These thinkers are drawn upon to show the significance of the conception of "thinking" first articulated in the Odyssey. Homer's work inaugurates an approach that has provoked philosophical conflict persisting into the present, and opposition to pragmatism and Pragmatism can be discerned in prominent critiques of Homer and his hero which are analyzed and countered in this study."

Artificial Intelligence Frontiers in Statistics

Author: David J. Hand
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780412407109
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This book presents a summary of recent work on the interface between artificial intelligence and statistics. It does this through a series of papers by different authors working in different areas of this interface. These papers are a selected and referenced subset of papers presented at the 3rd Interntional Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, Florida, January 1991.

Science Talk

Author: Daniel Patrick Thurs
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813541522
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Science news is met by the public with a mixture of fascination and disengagement. On the one hand, Americans are inflamed by topics ranging from the question of whether or not Pluto is a planet to the ethics of stem-cell research. But the complexity of scientific research can also be confusing and overwhelming, causing many to divert their attentions elsewhere and leave science to the “experts.” Whether they follow science news closely or not, Americans take for granted that discoveries in the sciences are occurring constantly. Few, however, stop to consider how these advances—and the debates they sometimes lead to—contribute to the changing definition of the term “science” itself. Going beyond the issue-centered debates, Daniel Patrick Thurs examines what these controversies say about how we understand science now and in the future. Drawing on his analysis of magazines, newspapers, journals and other forms of public discourse, Thurs describes how science—originally used as a synonym for general knowledge—became a term to distinguish particular subjects as elite forms of study accessible only to the highly educated.

Emotional Intelligence

Author: Peter Salovey
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781887943727
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Bool of readings collected by cd-founders of emotional intelligence introduces theory measurement & applications of.

Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Author: Jean Heidmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521585637
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By what criteria should we judge whether we are alone in the cosmos, and how should we set about detecting extra-terrestrials? Jean Heidmann answers these questions in this engaging discussion of extraterrestrial intelligence.Through a clear explanation, incorporating new and updated information, the entire subject of extraterrestrial intelligence is explained including what might happen if actual contact takes place. 'Aimed at the general public, it succinctly covers all the important aspects of the field ... Heidmann writes in a lucid, agreeable personal style.' Nature

Ambient Intelligence

Author: Manfred Tscheligi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642054072
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th Celebrating its 10 anniversary, the vision of Ambient Intelligence has been widely adopted as a human-centric approach to application and technology - velopment. While the Ambient Intelligence vision was initially conceptualized as a reply to technological developments that enabled the embedding of int- ligence in electronic environments with a focus on information, communication and entertainment applications, the vision has not been agnostic to the rising needs in society. Today,the Ambient Intelligence vision represents also a holistic approach to technology-supported health and wellbeing systems. Going back to 2003, the annual Ambient Intelligence conference has est- lished a well-recognized academic and industrial community. The ?rst Ambient Intelligenceconferencepresentedaprogrambuiltaroundfourthemes:ubiquitous computing,contextawareness,intelligence andnaturalinteraction.Re?ectingthe evolution of the Ambient Intelligence vision, this year's conference included - ditional themes such as assisted living, methods and tools,and applications and studies. These AmI 09 proceedings include the latest research into technologies and applications that enable and validate the deployment of the Ambient Intel- gence vision. With 21 full papers and 10 short papers, these proceedings provide a good insight into the state-of-the art of Ambient Intelligence research and development. Organizingan eventsuch as the AmI 09 conferencewould not havebeen p- sible without the support of a highly quali?ed Program and Review Committee as well as an e?cient Organizing Committee. We greatly appreciate the e?ort of all authors submitting their contribution to AmI 09 and express our gratitude to all people who supported us in this event.