Personoid is the concept coined by
Stanislaw Lem(1971), a Polish science-fiction writer. His personoids are an abstraction of functions of human mindand they live in computers; they do not need any human-like physical body.
In cognitive and
softwaremodeling, "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 agentwith a cognitive and structural intelligence. It can be seen as an essence of high intelligent entities.
From the philosophical and
systemicsperspectives, 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".
* 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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