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Video Friday: Idiosyncratic Thinking Richard Feynman on Heuristics (Sept. 26th 1985)

Video Friday: Idiosyncratic Thinking Richard Feynman on Heuristics (Sept. 26th 1985)

Richard Feynman, Winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics, gives us an insightful lecture about computer heuristics: Feynman discusses how computers work, how they file information, how they handle data, how they use their information in allocated processing in a finite amount of time to solve problems and how they actually compute values of interest to human beings. These topics are essential in the study of what p...

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Attractor Patterns and Attractor Tokens

Attractor Patterns and Attractor Tokens

Opening the Door…. A data sequence is a pattern. Patterns are everywhere. Some patterns are more attractive than others. Attractor patterns are attractors of human attention. But is it Art? What makes a pattern aesthetically pleasing? Aesthetically pleasing patterns evolve from a process of natural selection.  The same process which is at work in various forms of genetic algorithms whether human based genetic a...

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2045 Initiative: Avatar Technologies Digest #5 (Russian with English Subtitles)

2045 Initiative: Avatar Technologies Digest #5 (Russian with English Subtitles)

1) Scientists from Medical University of Vienna used innovative technology called bionic reconstruction to restore function of extremities in 3 patients. 2) Scientists used a 3D printer to restore nerves 3) Sergio Canavero - an Italian neurosurgeon recently stated that transplantation of the whole body may be possible as soon as within two years from now. 4) Portuguese “Tekever” developed an unmanned aircraft cont...

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