Information Theory Models Of Instabilities In Critical Systems

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World Scientific, Aug 18, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 244 pages
The book is a unique exploration of a spectrum of unexpected analogs to psychopathologies likely to afflict real-time critical systems, written by a specialist in the epidemiology of mental disorders. The purpose of this book is to develop a set of information-theoretic statistical tools for analyzing the instabilities of real-time cognitive systems at those varying scales and levels of organization, with special focus on high level machine function.The book should be of particular interest to both industry and academic scientists, and government regulators, concerned with driverless cars on intelligent roads. Many of the same concerns also afflict high-end automated weapons systems. The book should appeal to students, researchers, and industrial and governmental administrators facing the design, operation, and maintenance of real time critical systems ranging across manufacturing facilities, transportation, finance, and military operations.
 

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Contents

1 Mathematical preliminaries
1
a primer
17
3 Psychiatric disorders
31
4 Models of machine cognition
53
5 Coevolutionary machines
89
6 Epigenetic programming
103
7 Psychopathia automatorum
117
the Rand fire service models
149
9 Autonomous vehicles
163
molecular components
187
11 Caveat Emptor
197
12 Mathematical Appendix
201
Bibliography
213
Index
229
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