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What If We’re Wrong? – Areo

What If We’re Wrong? – Areo — Read on areomagazine.com/2021/05/19/what-if-were-wrong/ The certainty with which people hold their opinions is inversely proportional to their understanding of the subject. Welcome to Complex Systems.

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Corona – what makes US different ?

Yesterday I looked at 50 US states, and how a couple of parameters, population density and GDP per capita, are correlated with the number of deaths.  That analysis revealed that for these 50 states, population density (or more correctly, the … Continue reading

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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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Accidental discovery of Central Limit Theorem by Monte Carlo Simulation

Continuing my exploration of the Python language, I decided to use it for a  very simple Monte Carlo simulation.  Why such an unusual domain, you might ask…? Well, to me the most difficult part in any learning effort is to identify … 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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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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“Data Informed” beats “Data Driven” any day of the week – an example from traffic

A while ago I referred to Beth Kanter’s post on why “Data Informed” decision making is so much better than the “Data Driven” dito touted by the fans and proponents of “Big Data”. Here’s an example on the topic, drawn … Continue reading

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How to solve traffic jams

A TED-talk with Jonas Eliasson, Director of the Centre for Transport Studies at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, explaining how traffic congestion problems can be dealt with. See also this post on the same topic.

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