The Author: After his studies in physics and philosophy the author worked at academic institutes in Amsterdam, Liège, Utrecht,
Boston and Innsbruck. These experiences aroused his interest in the relationship between science, technology and society.
Since 1982 he has focused on artificial intelligence and cognitive science with an emphasis on assessment. His move to Innsbruck
confronted him with the Tyrolean problem of transportation. His main publications are in history and philosophy of science