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14 March 2012

Hybrid Systems: the Future of Artificial Intelligence?

Presented By Professor Adrian Hopgood, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 11.00am
  • N112, Haslegrave Building

About this event

Abstract: A wide range of techniques has emerged from the field of artificial intelligence including rules, frames, model-based reasoning, case-based reasoning, Bayesian updating, fuzzy logic, multiagent systems, swarm intelligence, genetic algorithms, and neural networks. They are all ingenious, practical, and useful in narrow contexts. It will be argued in this presentation that a truly intelligent system needs to draw on a variety of these approaches within a hybrid system. The blackboard model has re-emerged from its 1970s origins as a viable technique for achieving this. Several practical examples will be presented, ranging from the control of specialised manufacturing processes to the diagnosis of mouth cancer.