Objectivity in Subjectivity

Dr Jun Sato (Post-doc, Faculty of Engineering)

Saturday, 25 October, 1997; 7:00-9:00pm

Seminar room, Darwin College

The human perception and recognition are often considered as being subjective. However, to analyse these intelligence scientifically we must implicitly assume the existence of objectivity. Thus, so called "artificial intelligence" has the problem of finding "objectivity" in "subjectivity". Up to now no proof of the existence of such objectivity in human intelligence has been investigated. In this talk, I will introduce a mathematical concept of "group", and show how we can formalise this fundamental problem mathematically. Visual recognition will be studied in detail, and the existence of the group structure in human intelligence will be discussed. This framework can be applied to any science whose objectivity has not been established.