On February 5, the State Committee on Work with Diaspora organized a video conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of world-famous scientist, founder of fuzzy logic theory, honorary member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Professor Lotfi Zade. It should be noted that the event was organized in accordance by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On the celebration of the 100th anniversary of prominent scientist Lotfi Zade."
About 100 participants, including prominent Azerbaijani scientists living in Turkey, Japan, China, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, France, Australia, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and other countries, as well as representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora organizations and the media, attended the event . The event was moderated by the President of the Lotfi Zadeh’ Legacy and Artificial Intelligence Association, corresponding member of ANAS, Doctor of Technical Sciences Rafig Aliyev and the teacher of the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry, Doctor of Technical Sciences Oleg Huseynov.
First of all, information was given about the Order of the President of Azerbaijan who pays great attention and care to science on holding the 100th anniversary of prominent scientist Lotfi Zadeh in our country. Then a video dedicated to the prominent scientist was demonstrated. In their speeches, the participants thanked the State Committee for organizing the event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the world-famous representative of the Azerbaijani people.
Professor Rafig Aliyev gave detailed information about Lotfi Zadeh's legacy, innovations he brought to the field of science, his scientific activity. Calling Lotfi Zade a person who developed world science, Mr. Aliyev spoke in detail about the theories that made great contributions to science, in particular, the "Theory of Z Numbers" and the theory of fuzzy logic, which Lotfi Zadeh brought to science in the 60s.
"Lotfi Zadeh took a risky step. He changed classical mathematics. He created a new, fuzzy math that could write real life. This was a theory that was more reminiscent of religion than science in terms for it’s speed and geography, " Rafig Aliyev added.
Professor Oleg Huseynov also spoke about the results of Lotfi Zadeh's scientific activity in modern times and noted that he is currently working on the theory of "Z numbers" together with many world scientists. Corresponding member of ANAS, doctor of economic sciences, professor Gorkhmaz Imanov emphasized that L.Zadeh's theory gave impetus to development in various technological and production spheres. Zadeh's ideas, as well as other innovative parts of applied mathematics (artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, robotics) are widely used in mechanical engineering and other fields " said Professor Zahid Gojayev, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Academician of the Bashkortostan Academy of Sciences Bakhtizin Ramil, Deputy Chairman of the Regional National-Cultural Autonomy of Azerbaijanis in the Moscow Region, public figure Hashim Aliyev, Professor on International Relations, Chamber of Commerce and Exchange, Turkish University of Economics and Technology Toghrul Ismayilov, Chairwoman of the Board of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Friendship, Cooperation and Solidarity Foundation Aygun Attar, Professor of the Nanotechnology Research Center of Bilkent University, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Honored Scientist of Azerbaijan Amrullah Mammadov, SOCAR’s project analyst Babek Karimov, professor Saleh Sultansoy, professor Omar Akin, professor of Azerbaijan Technical University, doctor of technical sciences Shahnaz Shahbazova, professor of Waterloo University Ilham Akhundov, Honored Scientist of Azerbaijan, Academician Akif Alizade, Doctor of Tokyo University, Chairman of the Azerbaijan-Japan Friendship Center Khalil Kalantar and others spoke at the event.
Calling Lotfi Zade a genius of all time, the speakers said that our prominent compatriot was distinguished by his principledness in science, expanding the logic of Aristotle and developing a different theory. It was noted that Lotfi Zadeh's theories contributed to Japan and other countries, gave impetus to the creation of intellectual robots, and scientists and followers benefited from Zadeh's scientific work.