AISB'01 Invited Talk - Jim Doran (23rd March)

Agents and Ecosystem Management: from the Fraser River to Boolean Networks

Part I is about agent based social modelling, its nature and potential, with examples, and special reference to modelling the management of the Fraser River watershed (in British Columbia) which I know a little about;

Part II discusses the main practical problems with agent-based social modelling including the major (and fairly obvious) limitation of our continuing inability to program anything like real "intelligence" 50 years after Alan Turing's seminal papers;

Part III accordingly steps back to review progress on programming "intelligence", and suggests an alternative approach (involving Boolean Networks) that might prove illuminating.


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