1. Kathryn Blackmond Laskey (2014). Information, Physics and the Representing Mind. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 10 (1):131-139.
    A primary function of mind is to form and manipulate representations to identify and choose survival-enhancing behaviors. Representations are themselves physical systems that can be manipulated to reason about, predict, or plan actions involving the objects they designate. The field of knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) turns representation upon itself to study how representations are formed and used by biological and computer systems. Some of the most versatile and successful KRR methods have been imported from computational physics. Features of a (...)
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  2. Kathryn Blackmond Laskey (2006). Quantum Physical Symbol Systems. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 15 (1-2):109-154.
    Because intelligent agents employ physically embodied cognitive systems to reason about the world, their cognitive abilities are constrained by the laws of physics. Scientists have used digital computers to develop and validate theories of physically embodied cognition. Computational theories of intelligence have advanced our understanding of the nature of intelligence and have yielded practically useful systems exhibiting some degree of intelligence. However, the view of cognition as algorithms running on digital computers rests on implicit assumptions about the physical world that (...)
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  3. Kathryn Blackmond Laskey, Bruce D'Ambrosio, Tod S. Levitt & Suzanne Mahoney (2000). Limited Rationality in Action: Decision Support for Military Situation Assessment. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 10 (1):53-77.
    Information is a force multiplier. Knowledge of the enemy''s capability and intentions may be of far more value to a military force than additional troops or firepower. Situation assessment is the ongoing process of inferring relevant information about the forces of concern in a military situation. Relevant information can include force types, firepower, location, and past, present and future course of action. Situation assessment involves the incorporation of uncertain evidence from diverse sources. These include photographs, radar scans, and other forms (...)
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