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Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 | Science | Smithsonian

Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 | Science | Smithsonian.

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Proof for intelligent design and creationism

As my frequent readers know, I’be been experimenting with neural networks (type of artificial intelligence) over the past couple of weeks. More specifically, I’ve been using neural networks for image recognition. Have a look at the previous couple posts on … Continue reading

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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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Neural networks and image recognition

I’ve been enjoying xmas holidays doing some machine learning and Neural Network programming, in the general context of ‘Target Recognition’, more specifically, trying to teach my computer how to decide whether a person in an image is male or female. This … Continue reading

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To change a deterministic,badly behaving (evil) System, you need to act from outside the system

Professor Peter Ludlow of Northwestern University wrore a brilliant piece in NYT’s Opinion pages on the moral and ethics of whistleblowing, examplified by e.g. Manning and Snowden. A lot of people have argued that by blowing their whistles, Manning and … Continue reading

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Complexity, Chaos, Organization, Creativity & Innovation: Alan Turing & Benoit Mandelbrot

In this link, there’s a fantastic BBC documentary with Professor Al-Kahlili of University of Surrey, explaining how simple equations and feedback loops lead to the complex and self organizing life forms we are surrended by in our daily lives. Complex … Continue reading

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The naive academization of skill based professions – “Driver risk index” as an example

I recently took a test, labelled “Driver Risk Index“, developed by University of Cranfield,  as part of my summer sabbatical job as a tourist coach driver in Stockholm.   The purpose of the test is to establish,   by answering … Continue reading

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Interesting “meta”-thoughts on systems and problem solving

For a while ago, I found problemsfirst.com, a site created by Bernard Robertson-Dunn. There’s some quite interesting thoughts, many of them derived from the domain of dynamic systems, control theory and cybernetics,  on systems development and problem solving in general, … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Civilization

Excellent video, with a clear “systems” view (“the sum is greater than its parts”) on the state of the world. Must see for everyone, specially main stream neo-classical economists and neo-liberal politicians, who still believe it’s possible to understand a … Continue reading

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