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Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS) | Vol 1 | No. 1

September 22, 2019 Comments (0)

The Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS) is launched by the community of Complex Systems researchers in the US Northeast region to provide a solution to the above challenge. As the official journal of the Complex Systems Society US Northeast Chapter, NEJCS serves as an open-access publication venue that is completely free for everyone, including authors, readers, libraries, and the public. Editors and reviewers also work “for free” as this journal is run by many volunteers. This is made...

Can You Judge Artificial Intelligence? | Cesar A. Hidalgo at Brain Bar

September 20, 2019 Comments (0)

Ai’s are diagnosing cancer, driving cars, acting as police agents, and it seems that judging their decisions are not as easy as we first think. Are we more forgiving when a machine makes a mistake? Would you trust an AI to be in charge? Let’s find out with Cesar A. Hidalgo, the mastermind of collective learning from MIT! Source: www.youtube.com

Networks 2021

September 19, 2019 Comments (0)

Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference will take place in Washington D.C. on July 6-11, 2021. We expect this to be the largest networks conference ever held. It will combine the annual meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt XLI), and the annual meeting of the Network Science Society (NetSci 2021). Source: iuni.iu.edu

The WIRED Guide to Artificial Intelligence

September 19, 2019 Comments (0)

Supersmart algorithms won’t take all the jobs, But they are learning faster than ever, doing everything from medical diagnostics to serving up ads.   Even if progress on making artificial intelligence smarter stops tomorrow, don’t expect to stop hearing about how it’s changing the world. Big tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have amassed strong rosters of AI talent and impressive arrays of computers to bolster their core businesses of targeting ads or anticipating your...

NECSI Winter School

September 17, 2019 Comments (0)

Winter Session 2020 Gain new insights that reframe your thinking, specific tools to advance current projects, and perspectives to set new directions. Dates: January 6 – 17 Location: MIT, Cambridge, MAThe NECSI Winter School offers two intensive week-long courses on complexity science: modeling and networks, and data analytics. You may register for any of the weeks. If desired, arrangements for credit at a home institution may be made in advance. Week 1: January 6-10 CX201: Complex...

Training-free measures based on algorithmic probability identify high nucleosome occupancy in DNA sequences

September 17, 2019 Comments (0)

We introduce and study a set of training-free methods of an information-theoretic and algorithmic complexity nature that we apply to DNA sequences to identify their potential to identify nucleosomal binding sites. We test the measures on well-studied genomic sequences of different sizes drawn from different sources. The measures reveal the known in vivo versus in vitro predictive discrepancies and uncover their potential to pinpoint high and low nucleosome occupancy. We explore different...

Bilateral relatedness: knowledge diffusion and the evolution of bilateral trade

September 13, 2019 Comments (0)

During the last two decades, two important contributions have reshaped our understanding of international trade. First, countries trade more with those with whom they share history, language, and culture, suggesting that trade is limited by information frictions. Second, countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to their current exports, suggesting that shared capabilities and knowledge diffusion constrain export diversification. Here, we join both of these streams...

Innovation and The Evolution of the Economic Web

September 10, 2019 Comments (0)

Fifty thousand years ago the global economy may have had a diversity of a few thousand goods and services, including fire, unifacial stone scrapers, hides, and so forth. Today, in New York alone, there must be over a billion goods and services. The global economy has exploded in diversity. The question is how and why has this explosion occurred?The economy, as detailed a bit further below, is a network of complements and substitutes, which I will call the Economic Web. And like the biosphere,...

Beyond integrated information: A taxonomy of information dynamics phenomena

September 9, 2019 Comments (0)

Most information dynamics and statistical causal analysis frameworks rely on the common intuition that causal interactions are intrinsically pairwise — every ’cause’ variable has an associated ‘effect’ variable, so that a ‘causal arrow’ can be drawn between them. However, analyses that depict interdependencies as directed graphs fail to discriminate the rich variety of modes of information flow that can coexist within a system. This, in turn, creates...

Our Human Current: Stories about Complexity, Systems, and Mentorship (Paperback)

September 9, 2019 Comments (0)

Human Current, the complexity podcast, emerged from the belief that the world will be a better place if more people learn about complexity—as a scientific theory and way of understanding the world. Our Human Current is a story of listening and learning, and of the power of mentorship, inspired by our own mentor, Douglas Drane. We conducted more than 125 thoughtful interviews with scientists, influencers, and practitioners in the fields of complexity science and systems thinking. Let us take you...