Digital Nets and Intelligent Systems

K.N. Gumey, M.J. Wright
1992 Journal of Intelligent Systems  
The journal's aim is to provide research and review papers on an interdisciplinary level, where the focal point is the field of intelligent systems. Neural networks are assemblies of simple processing elements whose connectivity and function are supposed to be, at least loosely, based on that of neurons in the animal brain. Their study can be approached from several different points of view, leading to involvement by workers in many fields and thereby crossing many discipline boundaries.
more » ... boundaries. Without wishing to force individual investigators into a particular mould, we can perhaps identify three main themes. 1) Neuroscientists and psychologists are interested in nets as computational models of the animal brain developed by abstracting, what are believed to be, those properties of real nervous tissue that are essential for information processing. 2) On the other hand, engineers and computer scientists see neural nets as one style of parallel distributed computing which may usefully be recruited for solving complex problems in pattern recognition and classification, associative memory, and function optimisation. The hope is that they may be more successful in dealing with real-world situations than the conventional algorithmic techniques that have predominated in machine intelligence.
doi:10.1515/jisys.1992.2.1-4.1 fatcat:yjebsyn6ova5fptxvcenrynsgy