By Akinori Abe (auth.), Yukio Ohsawa, Akinori Abe (eds.)
Since yr 2000, scientists on man made and typical intelligences began to learn probability discovery - equipment for locating events/situations that considerably have an effect on selection making. in part as the editors Ohsawa and Abe are educating at colleges of Engineering and of Literature with sharing the curiosity in probability discovery, this e-book displays interdisciplinary features of progress:
First, as an interdisciplinary melting pot of cognitive technological know-how, computational intelligence, facts mining/visualization, collective intelligence, … and so on, probability discovery got here to arrive new program domain names e.g. overall healthiness care, plane keep an eye on, strength plant, administration of applied sciences, product designs, options, advertising, finance etc.
Second, simple applied sciences and sciences together with sensor applied sciences, clinical sciences, conversation applied sciences and so forth. joined this box and interacted with cognitive/computational scientists in workshops on probability discovery, to procure breakthroughs via stimulating one another. 3rd, “time” got here to be brought explicitly as an important variable ruling causalities - historical past occasions inflicting possibilities and possibilities inflicting affects on occasions and activities of people sooner or later. Readers may possibly urge us to checklist the fourth, 5th, 6th, … yet allow us to cease right here and open this book.
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In fact, the various requests for getting involved are rather chances for a desultory form of participation characterized by a digressive and shallow, random and occasional attitude. 30 6 E. Bardone and L. Magnani Conclusions In this paper we have illustrated that the activity of chance-seeking might be drastically impaired by the presence of fake chances resulting from bullshitting. We have pointed out that one of the main aspects of bullshitting – considered from a cognitive perspective – is the systematic dismissal of one of the most important pillars of scientiﬁc rationality: simplicity.
Table 1. Consilience and simplicity in science and technology THEORY TECHNOLOGY CONSILIENCE Explanatory breadth N. of functionalities SIMPLICITY N. of auxiliary hypotheses N. of auxiliary accessories Ideally, a good technology is the one that has many functionalities and, at the same time, that does not require too many accessories, dependencies, etc. To make a trivial example, consider two laptops. , but one has a battery lasting 6 hours, whereas the other runs out of battery after 3 hours. The two laptops have the same consilience, but the ﬁrst is simpler, because we can go around without the need to carry the power adapter and search for an outlet to plug it in.
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