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The HeartMath Coherence Model: Implications and Challenges for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    • Published: 2018 IND PR
    • Stephen D. Edwards1
    • Copyright © Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s00146-018-0834-8.1. University of Zululand, Private Bag X1001, KwaDlangezwa 3886, South Africa.
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HeartMath is a contemporary, scientific, coherent model of heart intelligence. The aim of this paper is to review this coherence model with special reference to its implications for artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Various conceptual issues, implications and challenges for AI and robotics are discussed. In view of seemingly infinite human capacity for creative, destructive and incoherent behaviour, it is highly recommended that designers and operators be persons of heart intelligence, optimal moral integrity, vision and mission. This implies that AI and robotic design and production should be continuously optimized through vigilant and appropriate human and material quality control procedures. Evidence is provided for some value and effectiveness of the HeartMath coherence model in this context.