[Fis] Wake up call

Howard Bloom howlbloom at aol.com
Wed May 12 02:58:43 CEST 2021

pedro, hi,
your natural intelligence theme is a solid one.
do you know my work on social groups  as complex adaptive systems, learning machines, group iq's?
remember, the first social groups in the cosmos were the quark trios we know as protons and neutrons.  but i only see intelligence in lifeforms, from our bacterial ancestors to multi-cellular beings.
with warmth and oomph--howard

-----Original Message-----
From: Pedro C. Marijuan <pcmarijuan.iacs at aragon.es>
To: 'fis' <fis at listas.unizar.es>
Sent: Tue, May 11, 2021 3:40 pm
Subject: [Fis] Wake up call

  Dear FISers, You will remember in those ancient times of travels and hotels (so distant now!) the request in the front desk for a wake up call... we should be on time for the presentations or for the shuttle to the airport. 
  In these strange times of ours, of unrelenting isolation, every month our stamina reserves are little by little depleted, at least for those not directly involved in the duties of academic life or institutional research. How a wake up call might be arranged for those of us at the brisk of depression? In June 15th is the deadline for participating in the IS4SI 2021 conference. See https://summit-2021.is4si.org/ I think we should massively participate. Let us post our tentative abstracts in the list, as Howard did, and let us have preliminary discussions. 
  Personally, I will send an abstract to one of the sessions (still undecided which one could be fitting) about THE PARADIGM OF NATURAL INTELLIGENCE It will be argued that intelligence is a universal phenomenon present in all forms of life. It requires a new form of relationship with the environment, implying not only openness to energy flows but to information flows as well. External information processing, coupled with internal information processing, may produce an adaptive life cycle that manifests (natural) intelligence, produces meaning, and realizes fitness value. Out from the basic prokaryotic conformation, the unit of natural intelligence, it may develop hierarchically, via multicellularity, and particularly with the evolution of nervous systems. Then, natural intelligence fully develops up to the point, in the human case, of exhibiting pieces of artificial intelligence that mimic some of the basic properties of the former. It will be finally argued that without a proper understanding of natural intelligence, the scientific foundations of artificial intelligence will be shaky--notwithstanding the technological grandeur it is effectively achieving. But unbridled, half-understood technologies are not a panacea for societies. Often the opposite. Best regards to all! --Pedro
Pedro C. Marijuán
Grupo de Bioinformación / Bioinformation Group

pcmarijuan.iacs at aragon.es

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