Accession Number : AD0428099


Title :   THEORY OF PROBABILITY STATE VARIABLE SYSTEMS. VOLUME II: HISTORICAL DISCUSSION OF PSV DEVICES WITH EMPHASIS ON THE NEUROTRON.


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 15 Oct 61-14 Oct 62,


Corporate Author : ADAPTRONICS INC MCLEAN VA


Personal Author(s) : Lee,R J


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 187


Abstract : This volume traces the history and general background of Probability State Variable Devices, and defines their distinguishing features. The Reron, Artron, and Neurotron, each discussed in a separate section in this volume, represent a major portion of the field of Probability State Variable (PSV) devices. Mention is given to another device, Halpern's Self-Organizing Binary Logical Network, which would also be classed as a PSV device, and early related devices by Pierce, Kirsch, and Farley and Clark are noted. Most of these devices are able to learn logic functions, but the Neurotron combines logic with analog (gain-phase) functions, so that, in the Neurotron, Logic, gain, and time-constants are all subject to learning. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , LEARNING , MACHINES , NETWORKS , NERVE CELLS , BIONICS , DECISION MAKING , PERCEPTION , CONDITIONED RESPONSE , PATTERN RECOGNITION , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , COMPUTER LOGIC , ANALOG SYSTEMS , REASONING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE