Dear Pedro,

Thank you very much for recommending Ms. ZHAO's good topic, intelligence science, for discussion at FIS platform. I think it very much valuable that Ms. ZHAO put forward to us the great challenge of methodology shift. The attached file expressed some of my understanding on this iuuse that I would like to share with FIS friends. 

Best regards,

Yixin ZHONG 

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Dear Chuan and FIS colleagues,

The scientific study of intelligence is quite paradoxical. One is
reminded about the problems of psychology and ethology to create
adequate categories and frameworks about animal and human intelligence.
The approaches started in Artificial Intelligence were quite glamorous
three or four decades ago, but the limitations were crystal clear at the
end of the 80's. It marked the beginning of Artificial Life and quite
many other views at the different frontiers of the theme (complexity
theory, biocybernetics, biocomputing, etc.) Also an enlarged
Information Science was vindicated as the best option to clear the air
(Stonier, Scarrott... and FIS itself too). In that line, Advanced
Artificial Intelligence, as proposed by Yixin Zhong and others, has
represented in my view a bridge to connect with our own works in
information science. That connection between information "processing"
and intelligence is essential. But in our occasional discussions on the
theme we have always been centered in, say, the scientific
quasi-mechanistic perspectives. It was time to enter the humanistic
dimensions and the connection with the arts. Then, this discussion
revolves around the central pillar to fill in the gap between sciences
and humanities, the "two cultures" of CP Snow.
The global human intelligence, when projected to the world, creates
different "disciplinary" realms that are more an historical result that
a true, genuine necessity. We are caught, necessarily given our
limitations, in a perspectivistic game, but we have the capacity to play
and mix the perspectives... multidisciplinarity is today the buzzword,
though perhaps not well addressed and explained yet. So, your
reflections Chao are quite welcome.


Pedro C. Marijuán
Grupo de Bioinformación / Bioinformation Group
Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud
Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Aragón (CIBA)
Avda. San Juan Bosco, 13, planta X
50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Tfno. +34 976 71 3526 (& 6818)

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