Topic: self-regulating systems

topics > computer science > Group: systems

artificial intelligence
process control
relationship between brain and behavior

artificial neuron nets
evolutionary systems
intelligent machines
open systems
reality is a machine
philosophy of mind
reflex circle
self reference
system integration

Subtopic: self-regulation vs. designed up

Quote: while we view natural systems as self-regulating, we think that artificial systems require a designer [»simoHA_1981]

Subtopic: homeostatis up

Quote: a state remains steady because any change is automatically met by counteracting factors [»weinGM_1979]
Quote: in an open, changing system such as our bodies, constancy is evidence for homeostatic agencies [»weinGM_1979]
Quote: a homeostatic, regulating system may comprise a number of cooperating factors acting together or successively [»weinGM_1979]
Quote: if a factor shifts a homeostatic state in one direction, look for controlling or opposing factors [»weinGM_1979]
Quote: a biological system can achieve a stable equilibrium without comparing actual with desired values; under circular causality finds intersection of two functions [»turvMT_1984]
Quote: Maxwell developed governors; Cannon discussed homeostasis; Wiener is popularly, the father of cybernetics [»weinGM_1979]
Quote: a living system and nervous system is homeostatic; identity from maintaining its organization [»matuHR_1980]
Quote: interconnected systems act selectively towards the resting states of each other since the whole rests only when each part is in equilibrium [»ashbWR_1956]

Subtopic: homeostatis vs. disintegration up

Quote: living things (autopoietic) are structure-determined systems with the potential of disintegration; leads to adaptation and evolution [»winoT_1986]
Quote: the regulator paradox--the task is to eliminate variation, but variation is the source of needed information; e.g., testing icy roads [»weinGM_1979]

Subtopic: self-organizing up

Quote: AM and EURISKO are like perceptrons, i.e., societies of evolving, self-organizing, symbolic knowledge structures [»lenaDB8_1984]

Subtopic: self reproduction up

Quote: there are geometric objects in biology that prescribe the only possible forms capable of self-reproduction

Subtopic: self-stabilizing up

Quote: a system is self-stabilizing when it is guaranteed to arrive and stay at good states from any initial state; i.e., closure and convergence [»schnM3_1993]
Quote: a system is self-stabilizing if it reaches a legitimate state from any initial state [»dijkEW11_1974]
Quote: the internal particles of iron are each a magnetic system; as an electromagnetic, they correlate their polarity and combine into a polar whole

Subtopic: consciousness up

Quote: conscious organisms represent the world and with intentional actions use their representations to change the world

Subtopic: emergent property up

Quote: consciousness is an emergent property of the brain just like solidarity or liquidity of water; both mental and physical [»searJR_1992]
Quote: the emergent phenomena in our brains is a kind of Strange Loop where the top level both influences and is defined by the bottom level [»hofsDR_1979]

Subtopic: optimization up

Quote: a person or dynamical system can only minimize or maximize one property; otherwise the problem becomes meaningless and indeterminate; e.g., minimize work or time but not both [»zipfGK_1949]

Subtopic: rank-frequency up

Quote: moving people to raw material distributes cities while moving raw materials to people unifies cities; e.g., product of rank-frequency is constant for U.S. cities in 1940 [»zipfGK_1949]
Quote: the rank-frequency distribution of cities by size leads to a rank-frequency distribution of phone calls by distance [»zipfGK_1949]

Subtopic: self vs. environment up

Quote: an adaptive organism must correlate the world of processes with the sensed world [»simoHA_1981]

Related Topics up

Group: artificial intelligence   (14 topics, 509 quotes)
Group: process control   (13 topics, 106 quotes)
Group: relationship between brain and behavior   (9 topics, 332 quotes)

Topic: artificial neuron nets (29 items)
Topic: change (28 items)
Topic: evolutionary systems (47 items)
Topic: intelligent machines (28 items)
Topic: open systems (33 items)
Topic: reality is a machine (48 items)
Topic: philosophy of mind (78 items)
Topic: reflex circle (20 items)
Topic: self reference (27 items)
Topic: system integration
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