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Nature as a Network of Morphological Infocomputational Processes for Cognitive Agents

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi, Avdelningen för kognition och kommunikation (Chalmers))
The European Physical Journal Special Topics (1951-6355). p. 1-15. (2016)
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This paper presents a view of nature as a network of infocomputational agents organised in a dynamical hierarchy of levels. It provides a framework for unification of currently disparate understandings of natural, formal, technical, behavioural and social phenomena based on information as a structure, differences in one system that cause the differences in another system, and computation as its dynamics, i.e. physical process of morphological change in the informational structure. We address some of the frequent misunderstandings regarding the natural/morphological computational models and their relationships to physical systems, especially cognitive systems such as living beings. Natural morphological infocomputation as a conceptual framework necessitates generalisations of models of computation beyond the traditional Turing machine model presenting symbol manipulation, and requires agent-based concurrent resource-sensitive models of computation in order to be able to cover the whole range of phenomena from physics to cognition. The central role of agency, particularly material vs. cognitive agency is highlighted.

Nyckelord: morphological computing, infocomputation, computing nature



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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi, Avdelningen för kognition och kommunikation (Chalmers) (2011-2017)

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Informations- och kommunikationsteknik
Hållbar utveckling
Data- och informationsvetenskap

Chalmers infrastruktur