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Genetic Algorithms

We Must Not Accept an Algorithmic Account of Human Life

Antonio Damasio | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Antonio Damasio

To a certain extent, living organisms are constructed according to algorithms, but they are not algorithms themselves. Every component is a vulnerable living entity of its own. They are not simply lines of code.

Putting Words Together: Text and Topics in the Republican Primary Debates

Matthew Gidcomb | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Matthew Gidcomb

Manually determining the political topic of each statement from the debates would be a long, labor-intensive process, and seems a perfect candidate for a computational solution.

Foreign Policy and Footwear: A Word-Frequency Analysis of the Republican Primary Debates

Matthew Gidcomb | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Matthew Gidcomb

While he uses it only seven times, no other candidate does, so it has a high weight here. In this case, it not only points us to a phrase unique to the candidate but also a position -- non-interventionist foreign policy -- on which he differs from the rest of the Republican field.

Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world

Kevin Slavin | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Kevin Slavin

2011-12-06-vindjfidjggd.jpgIn staring down a Genetic Algorithm, you are staring down the larger questions of what happens when no one is driving, no one is editing, a world without supervision.

Kevin Slavin: How Algorithms Shape Our World

Ted | Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...