Can chance play a role in a mathematical calculation?
At first glance, it seems the answer is no. We usually think that a mathematical algorithm is deterministic, so that 1,058 more words
This is the second in a series: click this link 201702-effective-action-2-systems-engineering-to-systems-politics. The first is HERE.
This paper concerns a very interesting story combining politics, management, institutions, science and technology. 396 more words
My thoughts on some of the TED-Ed open questions:
Do you think we should build von Neumann Machines if we have the necessary capabilities?
I just read the “Lungfish” story that describes the possible Von Neumann machines orbiting Earth who discuss the fate and future of the human race.249 more words
Informally speaking, Impagliazzo’s hardcore lemma says that if a boolean function is “hard to compute on average” by small circuits, then there exists a set of inputs on which the same function is “extremely hard to compute on average” by slightly smaller circuits. 3,139 more words