Morphogenesis

Author: P.T. Saunders

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080934056

Category: Computers

Page: 131

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The collected works of Turing, including a substantial amount of unpublished material, will comprise four volumes: Mechanical Intelligence, Pure Mathematics, Morphogenesis and Mathematical Logic. Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was a brilliant man who made major contributions in several areas of science. Today his name is mentioned frequently in philosophical discussions about the nature of Artificial Intelligence. Actually, he was a pioneer researcher in computer architecture and software engineering; his work in pure mathematics and mathematical logic extended considerably further and his last work, on morphogenesis in plants, is also acknowledged as being of the greatest originality and of permanent importance. He was one of the leading figures in Twentieth-century science, a fact which would have been known to the general public sooner but for the British Official Secrets Act, which prevented discussion of his wartime work. What is maybe surprising about these papers is that although they were written decades ago, they address major issues which concern researchers today.
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Inhuman Networks

Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection

Author: Grant Bollmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501316176

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Social media's connectivity is often thought to be a manifestation of human nature buried until now, revealed only through the diverse technologies of the participatory internet. Rather than embrace this view, Inhuman Networks: Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection argues that the human nature revealed by social media imagines network technology and data as models for behavior online. Covering a wide range of historical and interdisciplinary subjects, Grant Bollmer examines the emergence of “the network” as a model for relation in the 1700s and 1800s and follows it through marginal, often forgotten articulations of technology, biology, economics, and the social. From this history, Bollmer examines contemporary controversies surrounding social media, extending out to the influence of network models on issues of critical theory, politics, popular science, and neoliberalism. By moving through the past and present of network media, Inhuman Networks demonstrates how contemporary network culture unintentionally repeats debates over the limits of Western modernity to provide an idealized future where “the human” is interchangeable with abstract, flowing data connected through well-managed, distributed networks.
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Frontiers of Evolutionary Computation

Author: Anil Menon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402077823

Category: Computers

Page: 271

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Frontiers of Evolutionary Computation brings together eleven contributions by international leading researchers discussing what significant issues still remain unresolved in the field of Evolutionary Computation (Ee. They explore such topics as the role of building blocks, the balancing of exploration with exploitation, the modeling of EC algorithms, the connection with optimization theory and the role of EC as a meta-heuristic method, to name a few. The articles feature a mixture of informal discussion interspersed with formal statements, thus providing the reader an opportunity to observe a wide range of EC problems from the investigative perspective of world-renowned researchers. These prominent researchers include: Heinz M]hlenbein, Kenneth De Jong, Carlos Cotta and Pablo Moscato, Lee Altenberg, Gary A. Kochenberger, Fred Glover, Bahram Alidaee and Cesar Rego, William G. Macready, Christopher R. Stephens and Riccardo Poli, Lothar M. Schmitt, John R. Koza, Matthew J. Street and Martin A. Keane, Vivek Balaraman, Wolfgang Banzhaf and Julian Miller.
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Natural Computing Algorithms

Author: Anthony Brabazon,Michael O'Neill,Seán McGarraghy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662436310

Category: Computers

Page: 554

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The field of natural computing has been the focus of a substantial research effort in recent decades. One particular strand of this research concerns the development of computational algorithms using metaphorical inspiration from systems and phenomena that occur in the natural world. These naturally inspired computing algorithms have proven to be successful problem-solvers across domains as diverse as management science, bioinformatics, finance, marketing, engineering, architecture and design. This book is a comprehensive introduction to natural computing algorithms, suitable for academic and industrial researchers and for undergraduate and graduate courses on natural computing in computer science, engineering and management science.
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A Companion to Philosophical Logic

Author: Dale Jacquette

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405149949

Category: Philosophy

Page: 832

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This collection of newly comissioned essays by international contributors offers a representative overview of the most important developments in contemporary philosophical logic. Presents controversies in philosophical implications and applications of formal symbolic logic. Surveys major trends and offers original insights.
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Genetic Programming IV

Routine Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence

Author: John R. Koza,Martin A. Keane,Matthew J. Streeter,William Mydlowec,Jessen Yu,Guido Lanza

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387250670

Category: Computers

Page: 590

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Genetic Programming IV: Routine Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence presents the application of GP to a wide variety of problems involving automated synthesis of controllers, circuits, antennas, genetic networks, and metabolic pathways. The book describes fifteen instances where GP has created an entity that either infringes or duplicates the functionality of a previously patented 20th-century invention, six instances where it has done the same with respect to post-2000 patented inventions, two instances where GP has created a patentable new invention, and thirteen other human-competitive results. The book additionally establishes: GP now delivers routine human-competitive machine intelligence GP is an automated invention machine GP can create general solutions to problems in the form of parameterized topologies GP has delivered qualitatively more substantial results in synchrony with the relentless iteration of Moore's Law
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Alan Turing: His Work and Impact

Author: S. Barry Cooper,J. van Leeuwen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123870127

Category: Mathematics

Page: 944

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In this 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP, readers will find many of the most significant contributions from the four-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing. These contributions, together with commentaries from current experts in a wide spectrum of fields and backgrounds, provide insight on the significance and contemporary impact of Alan Turing's work. Offering a more modern perspective than anything currently available, Alan Turing: His Work and Impact gives wide coverage of the many ways in which Turing's scientific endeavors have impacted current research and understanding of the world. His pivotal writings on subjects including computing, artificial intelligence, cryptography, morphogenesis, and more display continued relevance and insight into today's scientific and technological landscape. This collection provides a great service to researchers, but is also an approachable entry point for readers with limited training in the science, but an urge to learn more about the details of Turing's work. 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP Named a 2013 Notable Computer Book in Computing Milieux by Computing Reviews Affordable, key collection of the most significant papers by A.M. Turing Commentary explaining the significance of each seminal paper by preeminent leaders in the field Additional resources available online
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Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Cinematic Visions of Technology and Fear

Author: Michael Minden,Holger Bachmann

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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A collection of essays -- early seminal works as well as freshinterpretations -- on the famous German expressionist film, Metropolis
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