9 april 2024 year
Logical-philosophical analysis of the problem of meaning in cybernetics

The first lecture from the series «Spring Theses on Meaning» on the topic «Logical-philosophical analysis of the problem of meaning in cybernetics» took place at the Pushkin Theater of the Far Eastern Federal University. the question of meaning comes to the forefront of cognitive scientific research and remains the ultimate task of the human spirit. This is especially important for maritime specialists who are forced to be away from home, separated from their families and the benefits of civilization. In such conditions, the loss of the meaning of one`s life can negatively affect the psycho-emotional state of a seafarer and even cause their degradation as a person.

The lecture was organized and conducted by the Department of Computer Science of our University with the active participation of representatives of the Department of Information and Computer Systems of FEFU. The lecturer, associate professor Sergey Fadyushin, answered pressing questions about overcoming the «barrier of meaning» in artificial intelligence, formulated the concept of meaning in the context of cybernetics and outlined the main provisions of the basis of the probabilistic theory of meaning developed by him and colleagues from FEFU and our department. In conclusion, the lecturer gave examples of the practical use of the developed theory. One such example is the development of an intelligent control system for an autonomous (unmanned) vessel.

Ya.V.Pafnuteva

9 april 2024 year