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Carl von Clausewitz, the Fog-of-War, and the AI Revolution

The Real World Is Not A Game Of Go

Authors: Wallace, Rodrick

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  • A unique formal exploration that bridges the literatures on military strategy and real-time artificial intelligence
  • An extension of the Data Rate Theorem linking information and control theories
  • An extension of both information and control theory formalism to ‘nonergodic’ cognitive systems, much in the sense that nonparametric statistics extend the normal parametric version
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The language of business is the language of dreams, but the language of war is the language of nightmare made real. Yet business dreams of driverless cars on intelligent roads, and of other real-time critical systems under the control of algorithmic entities, have much of war about them. Such systems, including military institutions at the tactical, operational and strategic scales, act on rapidly-shifting roadway topologies whose ‘traffic rules’ can rapidly change.  War is never without both casualty and collateral damage, and realtime critical systems of any nature will inevitably partake of fog-of-war and frictional challenges almost exactly similar to those that have made warfare intractable for modern states.  Into the world of Carl von Clausewitz, John Boyd, Mao Tse-Tung, Vo Nguyen Giap and Genghis Khan, come the brash, bright-eyed techies of  Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, and Uber who forthrightly step in where a phalanx of angels has not feared to tread, but treaded  badly indeed. In this book we use cutting-edge tools from information and control theories to examine canonical and idiosyncratic failure modes of real-time cognitive systems facing fog-of-war and frictional constraints. In sum,  nobody ever navigates, or can navigate, the landscapes of Carl von Clausewitz unscathed.

 

 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carl von Clausewitz, the Fog-of-War, and the AI Revolution
Book Subtitle
The Real World Is Not A Game Of Go
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computational Intelligence
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74633-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74633-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74632-6
Series ISSN
2625-3704
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 102
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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