QJF Lectures on the occasion of Anniversary of Jadwiga’s Crowning
QJF lectures were inspired by
St. Jadwiga’s attempts to propagate the newest
scientific achievements of her epoch in her court life as well as for Polish
nation (her subjects). Those lectures focus on the newest scientific
research carried out in the Queen Jadwiga
Research Institute of Understanding and presented in the new book being
prepared for publication in Springer-Verlag.
received invitation from prof. R. Kowalczyk to give a lecture at Swinburne University.
LECTURE: Swinburne University, Melbourne,
“Building Thinking Machines – epistemological problem”
Venue: Swinburne University, Computer Science Department, 14
October 2007, 12.30
was based on the book prepared for the Springer-Verlag.
The new results of the research on the visual understanding were presented.
Understanding and thinking regarded as a most important epistemological
problem were described in the context of the philosophical and
psychological investigations. The short introduction to existing systems in
the area of AI and robotics that could be called thinking machines were
also given. This talk was focused on problem solving and knowledge
representation. Examples of the new forms of the visual knowledge
representation and solving of the selected visual problems were briefly
described. Applications of the new method in solving the visual IQ tests
and selected visual problems were also presented. The basic terms of the
proposed method were introduced. The shape categories and categories of the
visual objects were briefly described in the context of the visual thinking
and the visual understanding process. The shape categories which are basic
elements of the visual concept play a big role in visual problem solving
and naming process. Categories of the visual object represented in the form
of categorical chains are used during concept formation and understanding
of the perceived object. The visual thinking as a part of the thinking
process was described in terms of the reasoning process, the visual
reasoning process, visual transformations and the visual analogical
reasoning. Visual transformations and the visual analogical reasoning that
are based on the categorical chains were described and connections between
visual understanding and visual thinking were briefly discussed.
lecture at Swinburne University
It is worthy to notice that
at Australian universities the number of professors of Polish origin is
strikingly small. One of the aims of QJRIU is to improve such a
disadvantageous for Polish Nation statistics.