Dear Marcus and Colleagues,
Thanks for your interest. The Chengdu's Conference represented for me an
occasion to return to my beginnings, in the 80's, when I prepared a PhD
Thesis: "Natural Intelligence: On the evolution of biological
information processing". It was mostly following a top down approach.
But in some of the discussions outdoors of the conference (a suggestion
for the next one in Shanghai: plenary discussion sessions should also be
organized) I realized that biomolecular things have changed quite a lot.
One could go nowadays the other way around: from the
molecular-informational organization of cellular life, to intelligence
of the cell's behavior withing the environment. The life cycle es
essential. It provides the source of "meaning" (as I have often argued
in discussions in the list) but it is also the reference for
"intelligence". Communicating with the environment and self-producing by
means of the environmental affordances have to be smoothly organized so
that the stages of the life cycle may be advanced, and that the
"problems" arising from the internal or the external may be adequately
solved. It means signalling and self-modifying in front of the
open-ended environmental problems, sensing and acting coherently... It
strangely connects with the notion of human "story" and the
communication cycle in the humanities. Relating intelligence to goal
accomplishment or to an architecture of goals as usually done in
computational realms implies that the real life course (or the
surrogate) is reduced to a very narrow segment. True intelligence
These were some of my brute reflections that I have to keep musing
around (I saw interesting repercussions for cellular signaling
"narratives" too). Maybe this is also a good opportunity for other
parties of that conference to expostulate their own impressions --very
exciting presentations both from Chinese and Western colleagues there.
El 08/02/2017 a las 14:14, Marcus Abundis escribió:
> In next weeks some further discussion might be started, but at the
time being, the slot is empty (any ideas?)<
For my part I would appreciate a chance to hear more about the
thoughts you have been developing (even if they are very rough) as
related to the talk you gave in China last summer.
Alternatively, further thoughts on Gordana's talk would be nice to hear.
For both of these talks, you both shared your presentation stack . . .
but there was so much information in both of those talks, it would be
nice to have some of "unpacked."
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Pedro C. Marijuán
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Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud
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