Lotfi Zadeh: a Pioneer in AI, a Pioneer in Statistical Analysis, a Pioneer in Foundations of Mathematics, and a True Citizen of the World

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Kreinovich, Vladik
Computer Sciences
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Everyone knows Lotfi Zadeh as the Father of Fuzzy Logic. There have been -- and will be -- many papers on this important topic. What I want to emphasize in this paper is that his ideas go way beyond fuzzy logic: he was a pioneer in AI; he was a pioneer in statistical analysis; and he was a pioneer in foundations of mathematics. My goal is to explain these ideas to non-fuzzy folks. I also want to emphasize that he was a true Citizen of the World.