Working group: When physiology computes

The body includes the brain — so what role does it play in intelligence? An SFI working group meets to explore morphological computation and a theory of embodied intelligence.

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A new tool for multilayer networks

Sophisticated network analysis means finding relationships that often aren’t easy to see. A new algorithm from an interdisciplinary team at SFI identifies relationships not only within individual layers, but also across multiple layers.

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Tribute to Sam Shepard

President David Krakauer remembers "brilliant and gracious polymath" Sam Shepard, an SFI Miller Scholar who passed away July 27, 2017.

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What algorithms can’t tell us about community detection

Groups of interconnected nodes, called “communities” or “modules,” represent real-world relationships like friend groups on Facebook, businesses in a supply chain. A new paper addresses the challenge of identifying whether, and ultimately where, these structures exist within a mass of data.

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Hayek’s market algorithm is not the road to laissez faire

In a fresh look at 20th-century philosopher-economist Friedrich Hayek, three authors note how the Nobel laureate’s work exemplifies complexity economics. They also show how his political support of laissez faire economic policies needn’t necessarily follow.

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