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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It’s a subject that is rather fascinating which I knew nothing about: Notify me of new comments via email. 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 and within us. The most repeated example the book gives is an extremely high-contrast picture of a baboon or whatever, I think I saw a pretty girl in onethe book used a black and white example for ease of printing.
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Plight of the Living Dead. Extraordinarily interesting subject matter, rather clumsily explained.
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The author takes the word “noise” as a unifying theme, and tries to discuss noise as seen by engineers, as seen by lawyers, and as 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.
So, we learn about things like how “urban great tits” sic sing at higher minimum frequencies in urban areas, just I recently finished reading “Noise”, by Bart Kosko. The Dreamer and the Doctor. Penguin- Science – pages. Preview — Noise by Bart Kosko. I was taken by surprise by its end in part because, after nooise of text, there’s 90 pages of nouse at the end, so the thickness of book left made noisw think we weren’t close to done.
Views Read Edit View history. Michael rated it liked it Aug 28, The novel’s title coins the term barf to describe the time speed-up that occurs when fast computer chips, rather than slow brains, house minds.
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 and within us. Also of note was the interesting discussion of noise “colors” white noise, pink noise, npise noise, etc. A portmanteau book like this is always a risk. Examples include the leftover thermal noise of the Big Bang and the Brownian motion of molecules. Sometimes this is called “popcorn noise”, because like popcorn popping there are occasional random events that are way bigger than the norm.
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Jan 22, Marwan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: From the well-known science commentator and bestselling author of Fuzzy Thinking comes a revelatory look at the phenomenon of noise A celebrated maverick in the world of science, Bart Kosko introduced—and continues to popularize in print and television media—the revolutionary concept of fuzzy logic.
Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I also appreciated the author’s nolse voice coming through. In his latest book, he provides the first scientific history of koako aimed at the general reader. The Zen of Noise: Victor V rated it really liked it Jul 20, The Hacking of the American Mind.
Jan 24, Rossdavidh rated it really liked it Shelves: You can read it here. But, if we design everything with normal noise in mind, and what we get is popcorn noise instead, we could be in trouble.
It just sort of stopped. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Apr 26, Maybe the topic of noise is inherently hard to organize into a coherent narrative? Thus Spoke the Plant. Ottmar Ette and Julia Maier. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Fighting Noise With Noise 5. The end-notes are quite extensive, and amount to almost one-third of the entire book.
Shannon rated it liked it Feb 28, So, we learn about things like how “urban great tits” sic sing at higher minimum frequencies in urban areas, just to be heard over all the clatter of the city. Noise is a nuisance. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He is a contributing editor of the libertarian periodical Libertywhere he has published essays on “Palestinian vouchers”.
At least, I think I finished it.
Monica Marie rated it really liked it Jul 31, No eBook available Penguin. Aug 17, Pages. Then some noise is added, and the result is an instantly recognizable and useful image, with the effect being just like using diffusion dither to simulate shades of grey in a medium that is strictly black and white.
You Are the Universe. Feb 12, penny shima glanz rated it liked it Shelves: He has also published short kosk and the cyber-thriller novel Nanotimeabout a possible World War III that takes place in two days of the year