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) : Johnson,Mark ; Scanlon,Raymond D.

Report Date : APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 20

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.

Descriptors :   *NEURAL NETS, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, BRAIN, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, HYPOTHESES, LEARNING, LEARNING MACHINES, MODELS, MOTOR NEURONS, NERVE CELLS, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY), SYNAPSE, VERTEBRATES, ARMY RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE