SWARM INTELLIGENCE Predicts Kentucky Will Lose

SWARM INTELLIGENCE Predicts Kentucky Will Lose

Last week we asked a SWARM INTELLIGENCE to predict the match-ups in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA basketball tournament.* Of course, every individual has their own unique strategy for filling out their brackets, from favorite mascots to detailed statistical analysis, but…
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Of Mold and Men (and social swarms…)

Of Mold and Men (and social swarms…)

I think about slime mold a lot.  And fish.  And birds.  And all other social creatures that have evolved to amplify their collective intelligence by collaborating in closed-loop systems.  We have many names for these natural systems, including flocks, schools, shoals, blooms, herds, and swarms. In…
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