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Symbols, patterns, and behavior: towards a new understanding of intelligence

  title={Symbols, patterns, and behavior: towards a new understanding of intelligence},
  author={Rolf Pfeifer},
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has two main goals, namely to understand intelligence and to develop systems which behave in intelligent ways. The classical approach views an intelligent agent as a symbol processor: it receives input from the environment, processes the information, i.e. manipulates symbols, and produces some output. This way of looking at intelligence has also been called the information processing approach. Recently symbol processing models have been criticized in a number of… 

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