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A Brief History of Intelligence

From the Big Bang to the Metaverse

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  • Presents a variety of intelligence phenomena starting from the birth of the universe
  • Proposes the science of intelligence by mathematically quantifying intelligence
  • Uncovers the mystery of intelligence to the world and explores the natural phenomenon of intelligence

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This book introduces a variety of intelligence phenomena starting from the birth of the universe, including intelligence in physics, intelligence in chemistry, intelligence in biology, intelligence in humans and intelligence in machines. It uncovers the mystery of intelligence to the world and explores the natural phenomenon of intelligence. If understanding intelligence is regarded as a journey of a thousand miles, then this book is the first step to try. In the process of studying the phenomenon of intelligence and the nature of intelligence, our eyes cannot be limited to human intelligence. Instead, one should put our vision beyond human intelligence, consider different things in the universe, reach a new level, and study and explore the phenomenon of intelligence and the essence of intelligence on a new level.

By looking at the various phenomena of intelligence since the birth of the universe, readers can see that intelligence is a natural phenomenon, similar to other naturalphenomena (e.g., the rolling of rocks and the melting of snow and ice). These phenomena occur to facilitate the stability of the universe, and the phenomenon of intelligence is no exception. The book is divided into 10 chapters, covering matter, energy and space in the origin of the universe, gravity in physics, the principle of least action, dissipative structures in chemistry, entropy increase, maximum entropy production, the definition of life, the emergence of life, the intelligence in plants, the intelligence in animals, the neocortex structure of the brain, the special thinking of human beings, the theory of the brain, artificial intelligence symbolism, connectionism, behaviorism, artificial general intelligence, metaverse, etc.

This book can be used as a reference for students and researchers working in the artificial intelligence areas.  It is also positioned as a popular science book interested in intelligent phenomena.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

    F. Richard Yu

  • Carleton University, Kanata, Canada

    Angela W. Yu

About the authors

F. Richard Yu received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2003. His research interests include connected/autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and wireless systems. He has been named in the Clarivate Analytics list of "Highly Cited Researchers" since 2019, and received several Best Paper Awards from some first-tier conferences. He is an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE VTS and Editor-in-Chief for IEEE VTS Mobile World newsletter. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and IET. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE in both VTS and ComSoc.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Brief History of Intelligence

  • Book Subtitle: From the Big Bang to the Metaverse

  • Authors: F. Richard Yu, Angela W. Yu

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-15951-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

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

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-15950-3Published: 06 December 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-15953-4Published: 06 December 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-15951-0Published: 05 December 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 112

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Engineering/Technology Education, Computer Science, general

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