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Molecules 2018, 23(8), 2074; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23082074

The Fuzziness of the Molecular World and Its Perspectives

Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie, Università di Perugia, Via Elce di sotto 8, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Received: 30 July 2018 / Revised: 16 August 2018 / Accepted: 17 August 2018 / Published: 19 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Fuzziness in Molecular, Supramolecular, and Systems Chemistry)
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Scientists want to comprehend and control complex systems. Their success depends on the ability to face also the challenges of the corresponding computational complexity. A promising research line is artificial intelligence (AI). In AI, fuzzy logic plays a significant role because it is a suitable model of the human capability to compute with words, which is relevant when we make decisions in complex situations. The concept of fuzzy set pervades the natural information systems (NISs), such as living cells, the immune and the nervous systems. This paper describes the fuzziness of the NISs, in particular of the human nervous system. Moreover, it traces three pathways to process fuzzy logic by molecules and their assemblies. The fuzziness of the molecular world is useful for the development of the chemical artificial intelligence (CAI). CAI will help to face the challenges that regard both the natural and the computational complexity. View Full-Text
Keywords: fuzzy logic; complexity; chemical artificial intelligence; human nervous system; fuzzy proteins; conformations; photochromic compounds; qubit fuzzy logic; complexity; chemical artificial intelligence; human nervous system; fuzzy proteins; conformations; photochromic compounds; qubit
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