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Author Reynolds, Robert G., author

Title Culture on the edge of chaos : cultural algorithms and the foundations of social intelligence / Robert G. Reynolds
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 108 pages) : illustrations
Series SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, 2191-5768
SpringerBriefs in computer science. 2191-5768
Contents The Cultural Algorithm: Culture on the Edge of Chaos -- Cultural Algorithm Framework -- Modeling the Social Fabric -- Generating Chaos -- Social Metrics -- The Cultural Engine: Putting Individuals to Work -- Comparing Nuclear Family and Extended Family Organizations -- Comparison of Lineage Based Subculture Social Organization Performance -- Conclusions -- References
Summary The author first introduces the basic framework for cultural algorithms and he then explains the social structure of a cultural system as a mechanism for the distribution of problem-solving information throughout a population. Three different models for social organizations are presented: the homogeneous (nuclear family), heterogeneous (expanded family), and subculture (descent groups) social models. The chapters that follow compare the learning capabilities of these social organizations relative to problems of varying complexity. The book concludes with a discussion of how the results can impact our understanding of social evolution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebook Central, viewed September 11, 2018)
Subject Artificial intelligence.
Computer algorithms.
Evolutionary computation.
Social intelligence.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319741713 (electronic bk.)
9783319741710 (electronic bk.)