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Unicist AI Emulates Human Intelligence

The unicist AI emulates the human thinking process to apprehend the concepts of adaptive systems and environments and make functional decisions. It uses the rules of the unicist logic and allows developing solutions and learning from the pilot tests of their implementation until their functionality has been confirmed.

The unicist logic is an emulation of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that drives the functionality and evolution of adaptive systems and environments. The unicist artificial intelligence allows emulating the solutions of adaptive systems to build structural adaptive solutions..

The emulation of human intelligence requires two functions to make this possible: the learning function and the decision function.

  • The learning function allows confirming the functionality of actions based on the feedback of pilot tests.

  • The decision-making function of a Unicist AI approach to reality, allows making automated decisions that work as conscious decisions based on the recycling through the learning function..

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Operational Cobots use the Rules of the Unicist Logic

The Unicist Logic allows managing the functionality and the binary actions of business processes. The use of the rules of this logic allows building and managing the necessary binary actions, catalysts and objects to drive the operation of adaptive systems. It establishes the basics to manage a functionalist approach to the real world.

The Unicist Logic is a synthetic logic that emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature and its maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to survive.

It was developed to validate the triadic functionality of natural and artificial adaptive systems and to design and build binary actions to manage them.

The unicist logic was developed to manage consciously the unified field of adaptive systems. Conscious reasoning allows developing fallacy-free decisions and actions to ensure the results of what is intended to be achieved. This logic provides the rules that drive the functionality of unicist AI.

The unicist logic is the natural logic to deal with adaptive environments and is the integrator of all logical reasoning patterns. It is homologous with the “category theory”, which is the mathematics that integrates the different mathematics by using a superior level of abstraction.

This logic, which is based on human ontointelligence, allows dealing with the dynamics, evolution and nature of adaptive environments and provided the structure to build the unicist artificial intelligence. Non-adaptive environments are considered a “particular case” of adaptive systems.

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach: The functionalist approach is based on the use of binary actions that are composed by two synchronized actions where the first one opens possibilities and the second one ensures results. www.unicist.org


Adaptability: The Functionalist Approach in the 4IR

The introduction of the 4th industrial revolution included the introduction of adaptive industrial processes that require adaptive organizations. Functional adaptability defines the capacity to lead adaptive processes.

The extrinsic concept of adaptability is defined by a purpose given by professional resiliency, the active function, defined by the learning capacity, and the energy conservation function, given by the problem solving and solution building capacity.

This functional structure is managed by binary actions, which on the one hand, require learning the new aspects of what needs to be done and, on the other hand, require defining the actions that generate results.   

The use of Robots and Cobots

This adaptability of industrial processes can be enhanced by the use of adaptive robots, and cobots (collaborative robots) to simplify the management of adaptive business processes.

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This requires new skills that allow managing the adaptability of organizations. These new skills include accountability, reliability, and transparency to be able to manage face-to-face and virtual environments.

Adaptive processes require having sound knowledge of the business processes involved, being fully reliable in the solution of problems, and being transparent to assume credible roles.

What makes adaptability functional is the learning capacity of individuals, which builds the resilience that is needed to influence the environment and to manage the changes the environment demands.

This learning capacity can be enhanced by organizing problem-solving groups to face the problems that appear. The approach to problems requires understanding the functionality of processes, which naturally drives towards learning what is needed to solve them.

Managing the Functional Structure of Businesses

To manage this process, it is necessary to manage the conceptual structure that defines the functionality of processes to build the necessary binary actions that ensure the achievement of results. This requires having the necessary learning capacity to be open to feedback from the environment.

The technological evolution has accelerated and there are new paradigms to manage business problems that require open minds to learn new approaches to take advantage of the available technologies. It can be said that the core aspect that makes adaptability possible is the learning capacity of individuals.

The functionalist approach simplifies learning processes by allowing people to access the functional structures of business functions, which remain unchanged as long as the function exists. This approach simplifies the learning processes and ensures the achievement of results in adaptive environments.  

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach: The functionalist approach is based on the use of binary actions that are composed by two synchronized actions where the first one opens possibilities and the second one ensures results. The use of univocal actions only works in fully controlled processes or where the environment provides the second action that sustains it. Therefore, the use of binary actions is not optional when it is needed to ensure the generation of results. www.unicist.org


Lecture on: Cobots Building using Unicist Logic and Unicist AI

By Peter Belohlavek
October 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern time

This virtual lecture will be exposing the possibilities of this new stage that were opened by the 4th Industrial Revolution. Cobots are collaborative robots that are based on human-robot interaction to complement human actions.

Lecture on Cobots Building

The Unicist Logic and the Unicist AI that made the development of Cobots possible were developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute. In business, there are two possible uses:

1) As part of a backward integration, to sustain decision processes. Cobots simplify processes and save costs.

2) As part of a forward integration, to transform decisions into actions. Cobots allow automating processes to expand possibilities and save costs.

The business applications of Cobots became possible due to the development of the fundamentals-based AI and the binary actions that ensure the generation of results. Cobots are not based on empirical rules; they use the functional rules of the Unicist Logic or use Unicist AI to build empirical solutions.

The unicist logic that describes the functionality of systems of any kind allowed building the Unicist AI, which is a fundamentals-based artificial intelligence that can be complemented with data-based AI when big data needs to be managed. The unicist logic and the Unicist AI are the core drivers of cobots. Cobots foster growth and save costs.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.


Organizing by Roles and Objects

The trend of organizing by roles and objects implies emulating the organization of nature. This allows managing the adaptive aspects of businesses simplifying processes and minimizing the entropy of the systems where roles and objects have been installed.

The Object Driven Organization is based on establishing the natural organization model that corresponds to a business. The organization by objects and roles allows organizing the business processes as a unified field to achieve the goals established by a strategy.

This organization model was developed at The Unicist Research Institute and applied to multiple organizations.

Some of the companies that use business objects are:  Airbus, Amazon, Apple, BBC, Boeing, Dassault Systemes, Dupont, Ericsson, Facebook, General Electric, Google, Hilton, Honda, Hyundai, LinkedIn, Lufthansa, Mapfre, Mayo Clinic, Michelin, Novartis, Open Text, P&G, Pfizer, Siemens, Tata Motors, Toyota, Unilever, Walmart, Walt Disney World and Youtube.

The object driven organization is the adaptive model that allows transforming strategies into an object driven architecture. It is a natural organization for institutionalized businesses. Objects are adaptive systems that have a concept that defines their purposes, have a value generating function and a quality assurance system that makes them reliable.

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach to Business

The Unicist Theory of Functionality affirms and demonstrates that there is nothing in the universe, which is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active function, and an energy conservation function.

This process works through binary actions, which are two synchronized actions that aim at the same purpose. Some examples will clarify the functional structure of things.

The Triadic Functional Structure of Business Strategies

The unicist strategy emulates the intelligence of nature by developing maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure survival.

The two binary actions include a maximal strategy action to expand the boundaries, and a minimum strategy action to ensure results.

While the drivers of a business strategy are the goals to be achieved, the authoritative role of a strategy is given by the recognized solution power of those who develop the actions.

The Triadic Functional Structure of Airplanes

The purpose of flying an airplane can be considered to move from one airport to another.

The active function is given by their propulsion and the energy conservation function is given by the lift provided by the wings.

The binary actions to make an airplane fly begin by producing the propulsion that generates the necessary speed of the airflow on the wings of the airplane to generate the lift.

Conclusion

The theory of functionality introduced a functionalist approach to the real world that allows developing the functional structures of solutions and the operational processes to make them happen. Business strategies are based on the input provided by the wide context scenarios and the restricted context scenarios.

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The use of Unicist Cobots in 4.0 Businesses

Cobots are collaborative robots that help the installation of adaptive automation and the use of decision rules. The 4th industrial revolution was transformed into actions by the customer orientation of businesses, which requires entering businesses from the point of view of the needs of customers.

The development of industrial cobots opened a new stage in human-robot collaboration in business management. It provided a technological solution for object driven organization processes.

Cobots became possible due to the IoT that provided the resources to introduce them in work and business processes. It became necessary in organizations who decided to enter the adaptability and customer orientation fostered by the 4th industrial revolution.

Cobots provide a safe framework to generate value in adaptive environments. They are now the next standard of the object driven organization that became necessary to manage this stage. It is also needed in all types of telework processes including telemedicine.

The collaborative approach, the functionalist approach, the use of binary actions, and the installation of business objects made cobots the solution for the next stage.

The purpose of Cobots is to be able to generate client centered processes that ensure results by being customer oriented through the assurance of added value. This purpose is achieved through the support of both the efficacy of work processes and their efficiency.

The wide context that establishes the framework of cobots is the new stage introduced by the 4th industrial revolution, which fosters the adaptability of business processes. While the 3rd industrial revolution introduced robots, the 4IR introduced adaptive automation sustained by the IoT.

The binary actions that make business cobots functional imply, on the one hand, the support of the efficacy of people and, on the other hand, the support of the efficiency of the processes to sustain the functionality of the client centered management.

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Management & Organization in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Enterprise 4.0 was the name given to the unicist business model for the 4th Industrial Revolution. It is driven by the need of developing adaptive organizations that requires a new management approach to transform businesses into adaptive entities increasing their growth capacity, profitability, adaptability and customer orientation. It requires the management of fundamentals to organize business processes.

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The Unicist Research Institute was a precursor in introducing adaptiveness and client/customer orientation in business processes. That is why this model has a long history although its name was given recently in order to facilitate its expansion in the business world to foster growth, profitability and sustainability.

This model is an upgrade in business management that allows emulating the organization of nature and developing an integration of the different levels of technologies that coexist in any organization.

The purpose of the business model is to ensure an adaptive organization that is customer oriented and achieves a superior level of productivity and quality that increases the value generated and fosters market expansion.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.


Lecture: The Unicist Theory of Functionality applied to Business

This is an introduction to the Unicist Theory of Functionality, developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute, that introduced a simplification in the development of solutions in adaptive environments. It allows making a logical approach to the real world, developing the functional structures of solutions and the operational processes to make them happen.

The Unicist Theory of Functionality affirms and demonstrates that there is nothing in the universe, that is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active and entropic function, and an energy conservation function. This triadic structure works through binary actions that produce the functionality of any entity or process, whatever its kind.

The following discoveries were the milestones of the development of the theory of functionality: complex systems research method (1980), functionality of human ontointelligence (1984), the ontogenetic intelligence of nature (1998), the unicist ontology of biological systems (2012) and the unicist ontology of wide and restricted contexts (2017).

This breakthrough provided the structure for functional knowledge that gave birth to binary actions, unicist functional design, and the use of catalysts to expand the functionality of things.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.


Unicist Strategy based on Binary Actions: an Emulation of Nature

The 4th Industrial Revolution introduced a paradigm shift that allows empowering business adaptability and customer orientation that is an upgrade towards a superior level of value generation strategy. The 4IR is the revolution of functionality, which is based on the concepts that underlie business functions and the use of binary actions.

The discovery of the triadic ontogenetic intelligence of nature that regulates the evolution of living beings, made by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute, allowed understanding the structure of evolution, which is driven by binary actions, which are two synchronized actions that have been defined as maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure survival. This functionality also applies to artificial adaptive systems.

The functionality of adaptive systems is driven by binary actions, which include objects and catalysts. Therefore, the development of strategies in adaptive environments requires building synchronized binary actions to influence each adaptive function of an environment.

The strategy building process requires defining the ontogenetic maps that describe the fundamentals of the functions involved, defining what is possible to be achieved, designing the maximal and minimum strategies, and developing the synchronized unicist binary actions (UBAs) to ensure the generation of results.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.