Debunking this and many other commonly held beliefs about noise, Kosko gives readers a vivid sense of how deeply noise permeates both the world around us. The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as. Neural network and ‘fuzzy thinking’ researcher Bart Kosko is briefly interviewed in this month’s Wired where he argues that adding noise to a.

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions. The book didn’t really end. Not stops the aimlessness, just stops the book.


It reminded me of part of a colourful interview he did for the book Talking Nets: Hardcoverpages. Noise is an Unwanted Signal 1. Read it Forward Read it first.

In fuzzy logic, he introduced fuzzy cognitive maps[3] [4] fuzzy subsethood, [5] additive fuzzy systems, [6] fuzzy approximation theorems, [7] optimal fuzzy rules, [8] fuzzy associative memories, various neural-based adaptive fuzzy systems, [6] ratio measures of fuzziness, [5] the shape of fuzzy sets, [9] the conditional variance of fuzzy systems, [10] and the geometric view of finite fuzzy sets as points in hypercubes and its relationship to the ongoing debate of fuzziness versus probability.

Avis Lang and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Noise as damager to Published August 17th by Viking Adult first published Alex G rated it really liked it Aug 10, This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Noise as damager to hearing, trigger of stress and causer of birds and whales to change their tunes.


The River of Consciousness. At the nano scale, SR might have launched life, he suggests, via the Brownian motion of molecules driving molecular motors in primal cells. No matter, I liked the book anyway.

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Lester Cockram rated it really liked it Oct 26, Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The kicker is that Kosko explains how injecting noise within certain parameters can actually improve some signal transmissions.

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Views Read Edit View history. Michael rated it liked it Aug 28, There are a few parts you may want to skim, if for example the idea that much of the “real world” noise that engineers assume is Gaussian, may really be Cauchian, is not one which seems to you worth spending some time to consider.

He either spends too much time explaining simple concepts, or blasting through college courses in a paragraph.


Or that the actress Hedy Lamarr was co-inventor with a composer and writer named George Antheil of frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication, despite neither she nor Antheil having any formal background or experience in related fields.

An Oral History of Neural Networks — a wonderful collection of personal memories from key scientists in artificial intelligence. Alex rated it really liked it Dec 22, Victor V rated it really liked it Jul 20, Most Noise is Impulsive 4. Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes. Maybe he ran out of steam, and it was time to close the thing and collect the paycheck? Maybe the topic of noise is inherently hard to organize into a coherent narrative?

To ask other readers questions about Noiseplease sign up. How to Live in Space. Fighting Noise With Noise 5. Noise Is A Nuisance 2. He begins with the bad: Thinking Like a Mountain. I think if people have a certain minimal training in mathematics, the problem will take care of itself because neural networks are inherently interesting, and I believe they will stay interesting well into the next century.

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