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Self-organized Behavior: Case Studies Who could believe an ant in theory?
 

Summary: Self-organized Behavior: Case Studies
Who could believe an ant in theory?
A giraffe in blueprint?
Ten thousand doctors of what's
possible
Could reason half the jungle out
of being.
John Ciardi
F
ish schools are incredible things.
They snake through the water like
a single entity, turning in unison,
waves of activity flashing across the
shoal. However, their group-level be-
havior is not encoded within each in-
dividual, nor is there a leader or small
group of individuals directing the
movement of the school. It is instead a
process whereby individual fish react
to movements of their immediate

  

Source: Anderson, Carl - Synthetic Intelligence, Qbit, LLC, Bethesda, MD

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Engineering; Mathematics