IMI refers to the Japanese word 意味 (“imi”), which combines two ideograms meaning “mind, idea” and “taste, flavor” respectively when considered separately, and “meaning, significance” when combined.
The mission of the IMI journal is to gather both a deeper understanding of the natural principles of intelligence, and the innovations they inspire in terms of new artificial models and applications. From this perspective, “machine” is here taken as a synonym of “mechanism” – as both words share the same etymology – while “machine intelligence” is intelligence that can be scientifically studied through a reductionist approach on the one side, and a constructivist approach on the other.
However, this not only includes all underlying mechanisms of intelligence, but also every system beneficiary of intelligence. That is, notably, from the cognitive processes that subserve intelligence or that intelligence supports, to the behaviors that are demonstrative of intelligence and the methods to elicit or recreate them. In this aspect, such a domain of research may boost technological progress and modernize society as a double-edged sword with cutting-edge advances in both directions of mechanisms of intelligence, and intelligence in mechanisms.
The scope of IMI covers the following aspects of machine intelligence:
In a nutshell, the IMI effort aims to bring the science of intelligence close to technological innovation.
With this purpose in mind, IMI invites the submission of quality research works in a continuously open call for peer reviewed evaluation for open access publication, free of charge for both the authors and audience of the Journal.
IMI will do its best to offer a timely peer review and provide an efficient publication process to help researchers in sharing their work and accessing other researchers' works to foster transdisciplinary research in the fields of intelligence science. Publications in IMI are Peer-reviewed, Open-access, Free of charge, Fast review (1st notifications within 3 weeks), under continuous open call for submissions.
IMI includes the following areas but not limited to: