Beyond Artificial Intelligence

Contemplations, Expectations, Applications

  • Jozef Kelemen
  • Jan Romportl
  • Eva Zackova

Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Future of Artificial Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Ivan M. Havel
      Pages 3-26
    3. Tarek R. Besold
      Pages 49-62
    4. Jozef Kelemen
      Pages 85-94
  3. Nature-Inspired Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-96
    2. Ana Brânduşa Pavel, Cristian Ioan Vasile, Ioan Dumitrache
      Pages 125-135
    3. Manuel García-Quismondo, Luis F. Macías-Ramos, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
      Pages 137-159
  4. When Artificial Becomes Natural

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-182
    2. Zdeněk Hanzlíček, Jan Romportl, Jindřich Matoušek
      Pages 203-212
    3. Eva Zackova, Jan Romportl
      Pages 213-221
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


Products of modern artificial intelligence (AI) have mostly been formed by the views, opinions and goals of the “insiders”, i.e. people usually with engineering background who are driven by the force that can be metaphorically described as the pursuit of the craft of Hephaestus. However, since the present-day technology allows for tighter and tighter mergence of the “natural” everyday human life with machines of immense complexity, the responsible reaction of the scientific community should be based on cautious reflection of what really lies beyond AI, i.e. on the frontiers where the tumultuous ever-growing and ever-changing cloud of AI touches the rest of the world.


The chapters of this boo are based on the selected subset of the presentations that were delivered by their respective authors at the conference “Beyond AI: Interdisciplinary Aspects of Artificial Intelligence” held in Pilsen in December 2011.


From its very definition, the reflection of the phenomena that lie beyond AI must be inherently interdisciplinary. And so is this book: all the authors took part in a mutual transdisciplinary dialogue after explaining their views on AI not only to a narrow selection of their usual close peers with the same specialisation, but to a much broader audience of various experts from AI engineering, natural sciences, humanities and philosophy. The chapters of this book thus reflect results of such a dialogue.



Ambient Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Science Emergence Extended Mind Human Enhancement Man-Machine Interaction Philosophy of Mind Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jozef Kelemen
    • 1
  • Jan Romportl
    • 2
  • Eva Zackova
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceSilesian UniversityOpavaCzech Republic
  2. 2., New Technologies Research CentreUniversity of West BohemiaPlzenCzech Republic
  3. 3., New Technologies Research CentreUniversity of West BohemiaPlzenCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34421-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34422-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-9411
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-942X
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