讲座题目：On intelligence: symbiotic, holonic, and immunological
讲座人：Elizabeth Marie Ehlers
Currently, Artificial Intelligence has become a focal point of interest in the development of new and innovative applications in modern technology. The presentation will discuss and compare symbiotic, holonic, and immunological agents. Immunological agency will be considered in the context of biologically inspired Artificial Intelligence techniques as it is based on the advantageous adaptive properties of the vertebrate immune system. Furthermore, the discussion will explore how these types of agent can contribute to realizing intelligence in applications such as mentioned above.
Prof Ehlers started her research career in the discipline of formal languages and automata theory. Prof Ehlers holds a PhD. in Computer Science awarded by the former Rand Afrikaans University with a thesis titled: A Hierarchy of Random Grammars and Automata. Currently her main research interests are agent architectures and interesting applications there-of. This includes multi-agent systems, Artificial Intelligence and specifically AI applications. She has been full professor in the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg since 1992. She was appointed Head of Department of the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering in 2007. Secretary of IFIP TC 12.