Autonomous Decentralised Systems and Global Social Systems

Colin G. HARRISON  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E101-B   No.8   pp.1753-1759
Publication Date: 2018/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2017ADI0003
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Autonomous Decentralized Systems Technologies and Approaches Innovation through Structure Change of Society and Life)
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Keyword: 
autonomous decentralised system,  ADS,  complex systems,  smart cities,  

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Summary: 
As the capabilities and costs of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and of sensors (IoT) continue to improve, the concept of a “control system” can evolve beyond the operation of a discrete technical system based on numerical information and enter the realm of large-scale systems with both technical and social characteristics based on both numerical and unstructured information. This evolution has particular significance for applying the principles of Autonomous Decentralised Systems (ADS) [1]. This article considers the possible roles for ADS in complex technical and social systems extending up to global scales.