quinta-feira, 25 de março de 2010
Cognitive or Autonomic Radio? Or both?
If we use cognitive and autonomic computation as a reference to communication, cognition has more broad connotation than autonomy. Yingxu Wang defines “autonomic computing as a goal-driven and self-decision-driven technology that do not rely on instructive and procedural information”, while “cognitive computing is more intelligent technologies beyond imperative and autonomic computing, which embodies major natural intelligence behaviors of the brain such as thinking, inference, learning, and perceptions”. In human biology, according to Wikipedia, “the autonomic nervous system is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness”, while “human cognition is the study of how the human brain thinks” and therefore involves some kind of “consciousness”. Apparently, the cognitive radio has autonomic functionalities to deal with complexity and to reduce human intervention, and cognitive functionalities to learn about the environment, to plan next actions in order to self-adapt and reasoning to decide which plans are better to a certain situation.
What do you think?