Friday, 29 April 2016

Paretto frontiers

Last Thursday professor El-Ghazali Talbi from Lille University hold a talk about metaheuristic classification and his unified framework ParadisEO to deal with it on the Elx University Miguel Hernandez CIO, and after the talk (I enjoyed it a lot and learn things a was supposed to already know and some more!) I had a little time to explain my latest fractal methods and show some of the videos I had been producing about them.

There was some debate after the talks about the classification itself and the Pareto frontier way of working on multi objective optimisation problems.

Basically, actual approaches try to maximise all the functions at the same time, if possible, and if not, then obtain the optimum solution for any weighted combination of those functions, so for any possible combination you get a point, and all those points form the "Pareto Frontier" of the problem.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Understanding the mining example

My friend Samuel (@Samuel__GP) suggested me -in a comment- to try to explain how simple the idea used is compared with the rich an efficient behaviours it produces on the rocket, and it is not easy, but I will try...

So first have a look at this video:

The goal of the player is to pick up rocks with it's hook and then take them to the deploy area (the small circle filled with a grid). Once the rock is there, the hook releases and you can not trap the rock again until it leaves the big circle. In that moment, the rocket will try to catch it again and so on.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Entropic AI using Excel

Some days ago, Raul Perez (@raulperezrpm) kindly contacted me on twitter to comment about my first talk on entropic intelligence, and just two days later, I received a video from him of the entropic algorithm working inside Excel macros!

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Emotional links

Adaptive foraging, or the ability to harvest and collect items, is the main test-bed for swarm intelligences, as it resemble real life problems and mimic interesting social behaviours like ants and bees swarms.

So I am adapting my fractal AI code to deal with this problem, and as a first result, here I show you a video with only one agent (quite a small swarm!) so I can test if the new gadgets works OK.

The rocket now have a hook that will trap asteroids as a magnet. The hook is connected to the rocket with a rubber band, making the rocket-hook structure quite difficult to manage.

Are maths the real languaje of nature?

I have just had a vision random thought I wanted to share before going to bed: What if mathematics were not the real basement of real world physics? What if the laws of nature are not really physicals laws written in pure maths as we all have naively assumed? Can physics be rethink in a absolutely different way?

I think there exists a way to describe all known physics without using any mathematical formula, a way to describe what a "wave equation" really is without using mathematically defined fields of any kind, just using algorithmics, in fact using just a single, small and compact algorithm.