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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 178; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04022

Computing with Nature

Akita International University, 010-1211 Akita, Japan
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 9 June 2017
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Abstract

Natural and morphological forms of computing have diverse conceptualizations. This paper presents an alternative view on morphological computing based on a slightly generalized form of a Turing machine in which one-way action of head on tape is replaced by mutual interaction. This generalized (symmetric) Turing machine can serve as a component of a multi-level complex computing system in much closer analogy to living objects which tend to form systems of very high level of complexity (with levels starting at molecular level), through cellular one to organismal level, or possibly to the level of population or eco-system.
Keywords: morphological computation; natural computation; hierarchic information systems; interactive computation; dynamics of information morphological computation; natural computation; hierarchic information systems; interactive computation; dynamics of information
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