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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...

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Communication Studies and Artificial Intelligence

Communication Studies and Artificial Intelligence

Communication studies, it will be argued, must come to terms with this development and reorient its theoretical framework so as to be able to accommodate and respond to situations where the other in communicative exchange is no longer exclusively human.

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Semantic Culturomics

Semantic Culturomics

Newspapers are testimonials of history. The same is increasingly true of social media such as online forums, online communities, and blogs. By looking at the sequence of articles over time, one can discover the birth and the development of trends that marked society and history – a field known as “Culturomics”. But Culturomics has so far been limited to statistics on keywords.

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