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Feeling like God – understanding the design in detail, but not the outcomes: Neural Networks

(First of all, to clarify any potential for misunderstandings: I’m not religious, I do not believe in an almighty God – for that to happen, the teodice problem should have a clear and understandable solution, among other things…) Ok, back … Continue reading

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Neural networks and image recognition – hit rate for target detection

In my previous post, I described some experiments with neural networks and image recognition that I entertained myself with during xmas holidays.  Basically, I wanted to see if I could create a neural network process that, given tiny (10×10, that … Continue reading

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Artistic Twitter social network graphs by Gephi

The above image contains almost 100.000 nodes, extracted from my Twitter relationships (transitively, of course, I’m not the Lady Gaga of  social networking, after all…! 😉 The above image was obtained by allowing Gephi to execute its Force Atlas 3D … Continue reading

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Computer Scientists discover nature’s tendency to produce modular systems

Hod Lipson and team at Cornell University have used simulation and genetic algorithms to prove that modular systems evolve naturally as soon as the cost of maintaining the interconnectedness of the system is taken into account (in addition to the … Continue reading

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IBM Watson entering the financial markets

After last year’s success in Jeopardy, IBM Watson is now ready for having a go at the Wall Street. Interestingly, I just recently read Robert Harris’ book “The Fear Index“, and the plot of that novel is remarkably well in … Continue reading

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Genetic algorithms, what are they…?

If you have ever written a computer program, they you should know what an algorithm is: basically, a very detailed step-by-step description on how to solve a particular problem. At its core, programming really is about designing and implementing algorithms, … Continue reading

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