The Resource The Metaphysical Nature of the Non-adequacy Claim : An Epistemological Analysis of the Debate on Probability in Artificial Intelligence, by Carlotta Piscopo, (electronic resource)

The Metaphysical Nature of the Non-adequacy Claim : An Epistemological Analysis of the Debate on Probability in Artificial Intelligence, by Carlotta Piscopo, (electronic resource)

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The Metaphysical Nature of the Non-adequacy Claim : An Epistemological Analysis of the Debate on Probability in Artificial Intelligence
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The Metaphysical Nature of the Non-adequacy Claim
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An Epistemological Analysis of the Debate on Probability in Artificial Intelligence
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by Carlotta Piscopo
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eng
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Over the last two decades, the field of artificial intelligence has experienced a separation into two schools that hold opposite opinions on how uncertainty should be treated. This separation is the result of a debate that began at the end of the 1960’s when AI first faced the problem of building machines required to make decisions and act in the real world. This debate witnessed the contraposition between the mainstream school, which relied on probability for handling uncertainty, and an alternative school, which criticized the adequacy of probability in AI applications and developed alternative formalisms. The debate has focused on the technical aspects of the criticisms raised against probability while neglecting an important element of contrast. This element is of an epistemological nature, and is therefore exquisitely philosophical. In this book, the historical context in which the debate on probability developed is presented and the key components of the technical criticisms therein are illustrated. By referring to the original texts, the epistemological element that has been neglected in the debate is analyzed in detail. Through a philosophical analysis of the epistemological element it is argued that this element is metaphysical in Popper’s sense. It is shown that this element cannot be tested nor possibly disproved on the basis of experience and is therefore extra-scientific. Ii is established that a philosophical analysis is now compelling in order to both solve the problematic division that characterizes the uncertainty field and to secure the foundations of the field itself
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Piscopo, Carlotta
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Q342
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Studies in Computational Intelligence,
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464
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  • Engineering
  • Genetic epistemology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Engineering
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
  • Epistemology
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The Metaphysical Nature of the Non-adequacy Claim : An Epistemological Analysis of the Debate on Probability in Artificial Intelligence, by Carlotta Piscopo, (electronic resource)
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Introduction -- Historical and philosophical background -- Uncertainty in AI and the debate on probability -- The non-adequacy claim in the literature -- The metaphysical character of the non-adequacy claim -- Claim
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X, 146 p.
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9783642353598
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10.1007/978-3-642-35359-8
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The Metaphysical Nature of the Non-adequacy Claim : An Epistemological Analysis of the Debate on Probability in Artificial Intelligence, by Carlotta Piscopo, (electronic resource)
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Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Historical and philosophical background -- Uncertainty in AI and the debate on probability -- The non-adequacy claim in the literature -- The metaphysical character of the non-adequacy claim -- Claim
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unknown
Extent
X, 146 p.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783642353598
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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10.1007/978-3-642-35359-8
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-35359-8

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