Early Warnings of Systemic Collapses – Epileptic Seizure

From: https://www.kaggle.com/c/seizure-detection “Of the more than two million Americans who suffer from recurrent, spontaneous epileptic seizures, 500,000 continue to experience seizures despite multiple attempts to control the seizures with medication. For these patients responsive neurostimulation represents a possible therapy capable of aborting seizures before they affect a patient’s normal activities. In order for a responsive…

On the Extraordinary Importance of Complexity

Of all physical quantities, energy is probably the most important. Energy expresses the capacity of a body or a system to perform work. Nature works by using energy to transform matter. This is done via processes (physical, chemical, etc.). However, in order to realize these processes it is necessary to have information. Energy on its…

Complexity: A Next Generation Global Cyber Weapon

Since its founding in 2005 Ontonix has focused its QCM (Quantitative Complexity Management) technology on protection, problem prevention, ‘robustification’, early warnings and identification of crisis precursors in diverse fields and industries (manufacturing, engineering design, economics, finance, traffic control, medicine, etc.). The present blog introduces a new exotic application of the QCM technology – the use…

Ryanair, a Fragile Complex Giant.

The laws of systemantics are said to be pseudo-science. Fair enough. A few of these laws are listed below. They apply to highly complex systems. Think of these laws and then think of the EU, the Euro or, most recently, Ryanair.   Le Chatelier’s Principle: Complex systems tend to oppose their own proper function. As systems grow…

When Will AI become Less Artificial and More Intelligent?

From Wikipedia: “Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, the field of AI research defines itself as the study of “intelligent agents”: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal. Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is applied when a machine mimics…

Why ICT Systems Implode

  Remember the recent British Airways IT meltdown? Problems with power supply are believed to have caused the crisis. Note the word “believed”. According to the mentioned source, when the power came back online, it did so in an uncontrolled manner, damaging the IT system and initiating a sequence of events that plunged the system…