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From Digital Twins to Digital Selves and Beyond

Engineering and Social Models for a Trans-humanist World

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

  • Explains the relation between CPSs as socio-technical systems and their digital representations with intertwined AI

  • Shows how digital selves might create digital twins as integrated design elements in trans-human ecosystems

  • Written for everyone interested to take a speculative look into the future of digital twins and autonomous agents

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Major Historical Landmarks in Computer Science

    • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
    Pages 1-6Open Access
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. Background and Foundations

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 9-19Open Access
    3. Beyond Data: Unifying Behavior Modeling

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 21-33Open Access
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Background and Motivation

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 37-42Open Access
    3. Simulation Methods and Game Theory

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 43-46Open Access
    4. Social Dilemmas and Problems of Social Order

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 47-50Open Access
    5. Emotional Modeling with Spatial Games

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 51-62Open Access
    6. Agent-Based Stochastic Simulation of Emotions

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 63-74Open Access
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75
    2. System-of-Systems Thinking

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 77-79Open Access
    3. Provision of Information as Relational Task

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 81-91Open Access
    4. Enabling Contextual Adaptation

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 93-95Open Access
    5. Embodying Social Behavior

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 97-107Open Access
    6. How to Create Digital Selves

      • Franz Barachini, Christian Stary
      Pages 109-118Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 119-127

About this book

This open access book aims at deepening the understanding of the relation between cyber-physical systems (CPSs) as socio-technical systems and their digital representations with intertwined artificial intelligence (AI). The authors describe why it is crucial for digital selves to be able to develop emotional behavior and why a humanity-inspired AI is necessary so that humans and humanoids can coexist.

The introductory chapter describes major milestones in computer science which form the basis for the implementation of digital twins and digital selves. The subsequent Part I then lays the foundation to develop a socio-technical understanding of the nature of digital twins as representations and trans-human development objects. Following the conceptual understanding of digital twins and how they could be engineered according to cognitive and organizational structures, Part II forms the groundwork for understanding social behavior and its modeling. It discusses various perception-based socio-emotional approaches before sketching behavior-relevant models and their simulation capabilities. In particular, it is shown how emotions can substantially influence the collective behavior of artificial actors. Part III eventually presents a symbiosis showing under which preconditions digital selves might construct and produce digital twins as integrated design elements in trans-human ecosystems. The chapters in this part are dedicated to opportunities and modes of co-creating reflective socio-trans-human systems based on digital twin models, exploring mutual control and continuous development. The final epilog is congenitally speculative in its nature by presenting thoughts on future developments of artificial life in computational substrates.

The book is written for researchers and professionals in areas like cyber-physical systems, robotics, social simulation or systems engineering, interested to take a speculative look into the future of digital twins and autonomous agents. It also touches upon philosophical aspects of digital twins, digital selves and humanoids.


Keywords

  • Open Access
  • Trans-Humanism
  • Digital Twins
  • Digital Society
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Transformative Change
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Robotics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Langenzersdorf, Austria

    Franz Barachini

  • JKU, Linz, Austria

    Christian Stary

About the authors

Franz Barachini is Associate Professor emeritus of Computer Science at the Technical University Vienna as well as the former head of the artificial intelligence department of Alcatel Research Labs in Vienna. In addition, he is co-founder of ICKM, the International Council of Knowledge Management. 

Christian Stary is Professor and Head of the Institute of Business Informatics – Communications Engineering at the University of Linz. He serves as scientific advisor and developer of methodological approaches to cyber-physical systems, and acts as principal investigator of several international academic and industry projects in distributed systems engineering, digital learning support, and knowledge management.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: From Digital Twins to Digital Selves and Beyond

  • Book Subtitle: Engineering and Social Models for a Trans-humanist World

  • Authors: Franz Barachini, Christian Stary

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96412-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-96411-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-96412-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 127

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Computers and Society, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Physical Systems

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)