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Video Friday: Optimization with Slime — Physarum Computing

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    Peter
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    So just how smart is an amoeba anyway?

    [See the full post at: Video Friday: Optimization with Slime — Physarum Computing]

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    Marcos
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    “slime molds make irrational decisions like humans.”

    They got that sentence backwards. It’s humans who think mostly like slime. xD

    Anyways, glad to see people using the physical world for computation rather than relying on inefficient procedural modeling with NAND gates.. Not as fast (and probably more limited) as using physical laws directly such as the Coulomb force on a 3D metal surface(s) equivalent of your optimization problem but.. definitely much cheaper. (Though I guess for a huge increase in iterations one could reduce that to 2D wires automatically generated on a breadboard or FPGA.)

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