Accession Number:

ADA180637

Title:

Non-Living Intelligence.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET WEAPONS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The science of constructing machines that think using the brain as a model is called non-living intelligence NLI. This report investigates the origins of NLI and discusses recent progress in the field. A computer simulation has been developed which exhibits the behavior of a primitive organism capable of adapting and surviving. The program is used to demonstrate learning using the hypothesis of synaptic plasticity. A neural network consisting entirely of sensory and motor neurons models the reward mechanism of the vertebrate brain. Keywords Learning machines Adaptive systems Connectionism Neural nets.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE