Stay tuned for details about this project to be co-edited with Ted Lewis and released under Springer’s series Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics. Artificial intelligenceCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexityEpistemologyExtended MindPhilosophy of mindSocial SciencesSpontaneous orderStigmergy
Uncorrected in press Cognitive Stigmergy: A Study of Emergence in Small-Group Social Networks – Ted G. Lewis Emergence in Stigmergic and Complex Adaptive Systems: A Formal Discrete Event Systems Perspective – Saurabh Mittal Stigmergic self-organization and the improvisation of Ushahidi – Janet Marsden Artificial intelligenceCognitive sciencecomplexityEpistemologyExtended Mindsocial epistemologySocial SciencesSpontaneous orderStigmergy
A discussion on the BBC World Service (H/T to David Livingston Smith). Artificial intelligenceCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityPhilosophy of mind
Check out this new book I’ve just come across – Wiley’s lists, across disciplines, is certainly looking very strong these days. Also check out two colleagues’ excellent Wiley offerings – Ted Lewis’ Network Science and of course Ken Aizawa’s and Fred Adams’ The Bounds of Cognition. Agent-based modelCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexityComputational SociologyExtended MindFred AdamsKen AizawaNetwork ScienceSimulationsocial epistemologySocial…
Readers with some familiarity with the eclectic content found on this website will be aware that the humble ant features strongly. Here is an article that offers a brief and accessible discussion of an excellent symposium to be found in Behavioral Ecology that features Mark Moffett’s work. AntAnt colonyBehavioral EcologyLaurent KellerMark W. Moffett
I first came across a reference to Eugène Marais in Andries Engelbrecht’s very excellent Computational Intelligence: An Introduction. See the links below for details about this highly unusual character. The Tragic Genius of Eugène Marais (The author, Conrad Reitz, very kindly shared some of his thoughts with me). The Soul of the White Ant Introduction by Keith Addison EUGÈNE Marais was a South African…
With all the hipster hype accorded to Steve Jobs on his passing, there are two names that are being overlooked – Dennis Ritchie and John McCarthy. Here is their obituary from The Economist.
Here is an article from the latest issue of The Atlantic.
Here’s a snappy piece by Alva Noë on man vs. machine. Is the ant smart? Or stupid? Maybe neither. Or, most intriguingly of all, maybe it is both? Is there an experimentum crucis that we might perform to settle a question like this once and for all? No. Intelligence isn’t like that. It isn’t something that…
Turing machine: this via my chum David Livingstone Smith.