|About the company name
Euristic, half way between the English word “Heuristics” and
the Italian word “Euristica”, reflects the conceptual roots of
this company: medicine, informatics and, particularly, artificial intelligence.
- In medicine you have often to deal with incomplete knowledge:
the physician uses a drug, whose detailed mechanism of action is
unknown, on a living organism whose detailed mechanism is unknown
too. But that drug can save a patient and the physician must learn
to cope successfully with incomplete information.
- In artificial intelligence, a core component in our products, Heuristics
is: A rule of thumb, simplification, or educated guess that reduces
or limits the search for solutions in domains that are difficult
and poorly understood. Unlike algorithms, heuristics do not guarantee
optimal, or even feasible, solutions and are often used with no theoretical
guarantee. Source: The
Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing.
- Last but not least: Heuristic is the art and science of discovery
and invention. The word comes from the same Greek root (`ευρισκω)
as "eureka," meaning "to find". Source: Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia.
|The School of Athens -
1509 - Raffaello Sanzio (1483, Urbino - 1520, Roma)
Raphael depicts several philosophers of classical antiquity and portrays each
with a distinctive gesture, conveying complex ideas in simple images. The School
of Athens represents the truth acquired through reason.