Personoid


Personoid

Personoid is the concept coined by Stanislaw Lem (1971), a Polish science-fiction writer. His personoids are an abstraction of functions of human mind and they live in computers; they do not need any human-like physical body.

In cognitive and software modeling, "personoid" is a research approach to the development of intelligent autonomous agents.In frame of the IPK (Information, Preferences, Knowledge) architecture, it is a framework of abstract intelligent agent with a cognitive and structural intelligence. It can be seen as an essence of high intelligent entities.

From the philosophical and systemics perspectives, personoid societies can also be seen as the carriers of a culture. According to N.Gessler, the personoids study can be a base for the research on "artificial culture" and "culture evolution".

ee also

* android
* humanoid
* intelligence
* artificial intelligence
* culture
* computer science
* cognitive science
* anticipatory science
* memetics

References

* Stanisław Lem's book "Próżnia Doskonała" (1971). The collection of book reviews of nonexistent books. Translated into English by Michael Kandel as "A Perfect Vacuum" (1983).
* [http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/geog/gessler/topics/lem.htm Personetics] .
* [http://garage.cse.msu.edu/hfc/media/computer-evolution.htm Computer Models of Cultural Evolution] . Nicholas Gessler. In EVOLUTION IN THE COMPUTER AGE - Proceedings of the Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life, edited by David B. and Gary B. Fogel. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, Massachusetts (2002).
* [http://www.environmental-expert.com/magazine/inderscience/ijram/art2.pdf Towards Intelligent Decision Support Systems for Emergency Managers: The IDA Approach] . A.M.Gadomski, S. Bologna, G.DiCostanzo, A.Perini, M. Schaerf. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, IJRAM, 2001, Vol 2, No 3/4.
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