Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute

Popular-Science Book

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

This book is a popular science overview of self-organizing systems and concepts of control for robots and artificial intelligences. It grounds the field in stories of practitioners and their accomplishments. Discusses swarm intelligence, co-evolution, networks and, in the last chapter, 9 archetypal guidelines of system formation, or as he puts it, "... Nine Laws of God governing the incubation of somethings from nothing."

K. Kelly

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