Browsing All posts tagged under »Artificial intelligence«

Using data visualization for educational reform

October 31, 2011 by


I recently wrote a brief post suggesting that data visualization may, in fact, have a place in education. I think a recent find from BYU may be able to elucidate this point further. David Wiley, a Professor at Brigham Young, suggests that teachers may want to visualize test grades in an easily understandable form using a new […]

Intelligence and emergence: futurama, rat neurons, and the blue brain

February 15, 2011 by


When I was a kid I learned that our bodies were host to a large (10^14) number of bacterial flora.  After that I became sort of obsessed with the idea that to those bacteria, my gut was like the earth is to us humans (this theme is explored in greater depth in the Futurama episode […]

The brain as a pattern recognition machine

February 9, 2011 by


I came across a group of researchers doing precisely the kind of work that I have been advocating for on this blog.  This is really exciting stuff that I am still working through, but I wanted to share it with you because they do a good job of introducing a conceptual framework for approaching visual […]