Is Soft Computing in Technology and Medicine Human-Friendly?

  • Rudolf Seising
  • Jeremy Bradley
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4253)


In this paper, which is both historical and philosophical, we regard soft computing (synonymous with computational intelligence) to be an approach in artificial intelligence research. Soft computing and fuzzy sets, its core, were founded by Lotfi A. Zadeh. We show his contributions to the establishment of this field of artificial intelligence since 1950 and we propose that it provides proper methods for the development of human-friendly technology and medicine in the 21st century.


Intelligence Quotient Soft Computing Fuzzy Relation Artificial Intelligence Research Fuzzy Description 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Seising
    • 1
  • Jeremy Bradley
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Medical Expert and Knowledge-Based SystemsMedical University of Vienna, Core Unit for Medical Statistics and InformaticsViennaAustria

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