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Collective behaviour and swarm intelligence in slime moulds | FEMS Microbiology Reviews | Oxford Academic
Physarum polycephalum exhibits the same kind of economically irrational behaviour as has been described in humans
slimemould  cybernetics  economics  slug  flocking  Twitter 
4 weeks ago by yorksranter
A server-side web framework written in Forth.
forth  gforth  frameworks  cybernetics  history  hyperreality  aesthetics 
4 weeks ago by po
The Future of Computing Is Analog – Member Feature Stories – Medium
There are three laws of artificial intelligence. The first, known as Ashby’s law, after cybernetician W. Ross Ashby, author of Design for a Brain, states that any effective control system must be as complex as the system it controls.

The second law, articulated by John von Neumann, states that the defining characteristic of a complex system is that it constitutes its own simplest behavioral description. The simplest complete model of an organism is the organism itself. Trying to reduce the system’s behavior to any formal description makes things more complicated, not less.

The third law states that any system simple enough to be understandable will not be complicated enough to behave intelligently, while any system complicated enough to behave intelligently will be too complicated to understand.
systems  systemsThinking  cybernetics  artificialIntelligence  AI  requisiteVariety 
4 weeks ago by rudenoise
The Thinking Machine: W Ross Ashby and the Homeostat - Science blog
The British Library holds the personal archive of W. Ross Ashby - psychiatrist and expert in cybernetics (the study of the control of systems using technology). In this guest post Hallvard Haug, postdoctoral fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, examines the figure of W. Ross Ashby and his key invention...
5 weeks ago by lindner
1 The Genesis and Growth of Cybernetics : Between an Animal and a Machine
Between an Animal and a Machine
Stanisław Lem’s Technological Utopia
Series: Modernity in Question
Pawel Majewski
5 weeks ago by zryb
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birth of the field and good overview
cybernetics  pangaro 
6 weeks ago by Walpole

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