[Fis] Wake up call

Marcin SCHROEDER mjs at gl.aiu.ac.jp
Wed May 12 08:21:40 CEST 2021

Dear Pedro and FIS Friends,
Thank you Pedro for the reminder about the IS4SI Summit. If someone did not
consider yet their participation in the Summit, please visit the website
https://summit-2021.is4si.org/. *The deadline for submission of extended
abstracts is June 15, 2021.* Participation in the Summit is free from any
conference fee. There will be multiple choices for the publication of
papers presented at the Summit's eleven conferences. There is an option to
present different papers at more than one conference.
Once again, thank you Pedro for the "wake-up call".

Marcin J. Schroeder, Ph.D.
Specially Appointed Professor

Global Learning Center

IEHE (Institute for Excellence in Higher Education)    (高度教養教育・学生支援機構)

Tohoku University                                                  (東北大学)

41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576 JAPAN        (〒980-8576 仙台市青葉区川内41)

schroeder.marcin.e4 at tohoku.ac.jp
Professor Emeritus
Akita International University, Akita Japan
mjs at gl.aiu.ac.jp <mjs at aiu.ac.jp>

*Philosophies * (MDPI Basel Switzerland)                        International
Society for the Study of Information  (IS4SI)

On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 4:41 AM Pedro C. Marijuan <pcmarijuan.iacs at aragon.es>

> 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
> 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
> --
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> Pedro C. Marijuán
> Grupo de Bioinformación / Bioinformation Group
> pcmarijuan.iacs at aragon.eshttp://sites.google.com/site/pedrocmarijuan/
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