Intelligent Systems & Cognitive Design Week
August 11 - August 16
We are living in an age obsessed with intelligent systems. All walks of life are being transformed by machine learning, by software platforms that amplify human ability to manipulate mathematics and statistics, by the availability of Massive Open Online Courses, and by unprecedented access to data and collective insights through networks like Wikipedia and Stack Exchange. These innovations are changing both science and business. This week of programming will focus on the defining features of these complex systems and their ability to encode, store, process, and employ functional information. This feature encompasses the elementary gradient sensing capabilities of single cells, through to the large-scale perceptual and decision-making abilities of large populations of neurons. Complex intelligent systems are fundamentally collective, distributed, error-prone, and hybrid.
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by Santa Fe Institute Professor Melanie Mitchell