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Event Number 2568

  Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Evolution of intelligence
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin
Speaker: David Krakauer, Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Abstract: In this lecture I shall survey key ideas from the history of mathematics, physics, computation, and biology that have extraordinarily converged on very similar explanations for adaptive or selective behavior. This convergence presents itself in the form of a universal structure in all models describing adaptive search in high dimensional state spaces. I shall describe how intelligent mechanisms, to include nervous systems, evolved to overcome a fundamental limit to the velocity of evolutionary adaptation.
Host: Sprott
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