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The Complexity and Artificial Life Research Concept for Self-Organizing Systems

The Complexity and Artificial Life Research Concept for Self-Organizing Systems
"Everything is in flux" - Heraclitus 500 BCE "Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit." - Henry Adams (1838-1918) "When I see I am nothing, that is Wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is Love.My life is a movement between these two."Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another which states that this has already happened."

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The dynamics of correlated novelties : Scientific Reports Human activities data We begin by analyzing four data sets, each consisting of a sequence of elements ordered in time: (1) Texts: Here the elements are words. A novelty in this setting is defined to occur whenever a word appears for the first time in the text; (2) Online music catalogues: The elements are songs. A novelty occurs whenever a user listens either to a song or to an artist that she has not listened to before; (3) Wikipedia: The elements are individual wikipages. A novelty corresponds to the first edit action of a given wikipage by a given contributor (the edit can be the first ever, or other contributors may have edited the page previously but that particular contributor has not); (4) Social annotation systems: In the so-called tagging sites, the elements are tags (descriptive words assigned to photographs, files, bookmarks, or other pieces of information). Full size image (281 KB)

Autopoiesis and Coevolution by Chris Lucas "The stability of the internal medium is a primary condition for the freedom and independence of certain living bodies in relation to the environment surrounding them."Claude Bernard, Leçons sur les Phénomènes de la Vie Communs, 1878-1879 "If we are to understand a newer and still evolving world; if we are to educate people to live in that world; if we are to legislate for that world; if we are to abandon categories and institutions that belong to a vanished world, as it is well-nigh desparate that we should; then knowledge must be rewritten.

An Introduction to Neural Networks Prof. Leslie Smith Centre for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Department of Computing and Mathematics University of Stirling. last major update: 25 October 1996: minor update 22 April 1998 and 12 Sept 2001: links updated (they were out of date) 12 Sept 2001; fix to math font (thanks Sietse Brouwer) 2 April 2003 This document is a roughly HTML-ised version of a talk given at the NSYN meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 28 February 1996, then updated a few times in response to comments received. Inventors' handbook Disclosure and confidentiality Know the important difference between protecting your idea against disclosure and protecting your idea against infringement. Proving the invention Prototypes are necessary. Plan and control your prototyping activities so that you can prove your invention. Building a team and seeking funding

Giant Skeleton of GHATOTHKACH - Archeology Recent exploration activity in the northern region of India uncovered a skeletal remains of a human of phenomenal size. This region of the Indian desert is called the Empty Quarter. The exploration team also found tablets with inscriptions that stated that our Gods of Indian mythologicalyore, Brahma, had created people of phenomenal size the like of which He has not created since. They were very tall, big, and very powerful, such that they could put their arms around a tree trunk and uproot it. Beyond the Bell Curve, a New Universal Law Imagine an archipelago where each island hosts a single tortoise species and all the islands are connected — say by rafts of flotsam. As the tortoises interact by dipping into one another’s food supplies, their populations fluctuate. In 1972, the biologist Robert May devised a simple mathematical model that worked much like the archipelago.

Autopoiesis & how hyper-connectivity is literally bringing the networks to life When I started writing my book Living Networks in early 2002 I thought that it was important to demonstrate that the concept of ‘living networks’ was not just a metaphor, but a reality: we, together with the networks that connect us, are literally a new life form. To show this I drew on the literature on autopoiesis, which was proposed as a new way of understanding the nature of life, and wrote a lengthy introduction to the book. My editor, very rightly, thought it was the wrong way to begin the book, and the introduction never saw the light of day. This morning when someone mentioned living networks to me I remembered that this was a literal phrase that I had never explained, so here is the introduction, seen for the first time. We are indeed part of an emerging higher-order life form, and that is a wonderful thing…

Neural Network Library project in C# home page Welcome to my Neural Network project home page. You can find here the first version of a .NET neural network library and it's API documentation. This library was developed in C# as a .NET class library. I've also written a graphical interface to design neural networks and a few demos. Ancient Greece <ul><li><a title=" href=" target="_self">Home </a></li><li><a title=" href=" target="_self"> Cultures</a></li><li><a title=" href=" target="_self"> World War II</a></li><li><a title=" href=" target="_self"> Picture Galleries</a></li><li><a title=" href=" target="_self"> Art </a></li><li><a title=" href=" target="_self">Other Resources</a></li></ul> Follow our updates on Facebook or Twitter Pictures on this page are for viewing only. Please see Pictures Galleries for Royalty Free images for Educational uses. Copyright © 2000-2016 All Rights Reserved History Source LLC.

The Simple Science of Getting More Done (in Less Time) In today’s busy world, we’ve become a people obsessed with productivity and “work hacks.” Getting more done in less time allows us to get ahead, and even gives us more availability to do the things we love outside of work. The problem we run into is that it is easy to get motivated, but hard to stay disciplined. Most of us look at productivity in the wrong way: task management tools are shiny at first and then go unused. Being chained to your desk is as unhealthy as it is unproductive. At Help Scout we hold the belief that “achievement isn’t about doing everything, it’s about doing the right things.”

Computer-Based Global Models AMALRIK, A. (1970). Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984?. New York: Harper & Row. BARNEY, G. O. (Study director). (1980). Resources : Autopoiesis There exists a large body of work by two Chilean biologists, Humberto Maturana and Francisco J. Varela, usually referred to collectively as Autopoietic theory. At the heart of this work lies the description of a process, called 'Autopoiesis'. This body of theory concerns the dynamics of living systems, purporting to answer the question "what is the characteristic organization of living systems?" Marvin Minsky Home Page MIT Media Lab and MIT AI Lab Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Professor of E.E.C.S., M.I.Tminsky at Abstracts Bibliography Biography People Marvin Minsky has made many contributions to AI, cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics.

The Story of Mankind Van Loon, Hendrik . The Story of Mankind Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library | The entire work ( KB) | Table of Contents for this work |