Chaos Theory

Chaos and Predictions — Trying to predict a floating leaf

Chaos and Predictions — Trying to predict a floating leaf

Even when we know all the rules governing the motion of an object, and can determine precisely the initial conditions, it turns out that some motions can be predicted and some cannot. And it is not just a matter of complexity: we can model unpredictable systems with very simple equations.

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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 h...

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Will super-human artificial intelligence (AI) be subject to evolution?

Will super-human artificial intelligence (AI) be subject to evolution?

There has been much speculation about the future of humanity in the face of super-humanly intelligent machines. Most of the dystopian scenarios seem to be driven by plain fear that entities arise that could be smarter and stronger than us. After all, how are we supposed to know which goals the machines will be driven by? Is it possible to have “friendly” AI? If we attempt to turn them off, will th...

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