Category: Complex Systems

Mind as a Virtual Reality Machine

By what empirical means can a person determine whether he or she is presently awake or dreaming? Any conceivable test addressing this question, which is a special case of the classical metaphysical doubting of reality, must be statistical (for the same reason that empirical science is, as noted by Hume).

Video Friday: The Future of Computation & Knowledge: Stephen Wolfram at HITS

Stephen Wolfram recently gave a talk in the Studio Villa Bosch conference center: “The Future of Computation & Knowledge.”

Evolutionary methods for problem solving and artificial development

Distributed Human-based Genetic Algorithms What we know is that human based genetic algorithms can utilize the Darwinian process of “natural selection” to evolve a candidate solution. Human based genetic algorithms utilize the human as the selector and innovator. The data...