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Applied Stigmergy: Swarms of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles

Two reports on aerial applied stigmergy which prima facie seems more successful than most of the land-based modeling initiatives I’ve seen. (Report 1) (Report 2). (1) [t]he first actual experimentation of flying two autonomous swarms of UAVs against one another with no human control, other than sending high level commands or sending a message to engage.…

Extended Minds, Extended Foreskins

Irreverent “bar-room” style discussion between Tamler Sommers and David Pizarro on philosophical issues, this episode on my longstanding interest in extended mind. Yet another online example of one being able to get a decent education on the cheap, rather than an expensive miseducation on some ideological farm — and still having dosh for a car, good…

The Road to Serfdom or Dhimmitude

Marking the birth of Hayek and the dispiriting sense that we are well on the road to a new serfdom brought on, yet again, by the regressive left but this time in cahoots with Islamofacism. The marriage of cultural marxism with its first cousin, Jihadism, is continuing exactly from where the Nazis left off. With this…

Stigmergy-based modeling to discover urban activity patterns from positioning data

New working paper freely available for download here. In this paper, we present an innovative approach based on stigmergy that aims to handle both complexity and dimensionality of these data, providing an analysis of urban crowds dynamics by exploiting taxi GPS data. complexitydispersed knowledgedistributed cognitionhuman-human stigmergysituated cognitionstigmergicstigmergic cognitionstigmergic epistemologyStigmergy

Profile of David F. Hardwick

Here’s a profile of my incredibly accomplished colleague, collaborator, dear friend and accomplice in silliness. Dave’s wiki entry. David Hardwickdispersed knowledgedistributed cognitionHayekliberalitymedical scienceopen systemsSpontaneous order

Hubert Dreyfus

Obit here. Reports of my demise are not exaggerated. — Hubert Dreyfus (@hubertdreyfus) April 22, 2017 AICognitive sciencedistributed cognitionEmbodied cognitive scienceexistentialismHubert DreyfusMartin HeideggerphenomenologyPhilosophy of mindsituated cognition