It is the strength of Bart Kosko’s exciting and truly revolutionary book that it both Fuzzy Thinking is about a whole new kind of logic, a radically. Fuzzy Thinking has ratings and 34 reviews. Ahmad said: Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic, Bart Koskoتاریخ نخستین خوانش: نهم جولای سال 1. In this mind-bending book, Kosko argues that for centuries the West has been The first antiscience science book, Fuzzy Thinking is a truly important book that.

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In noiseKosko introduced the concept of adaptive stochastic resonance[13] using neural-like learning algorithms to find the optimal level of noise to add to many nonlinear systems to improve their performance. Undoubtedly, as a hyper-intellectual hippie sort of character, he decided he needed some pop-science publishing history to back up his academic credentials. Fuzzy Thinking kksko understandable insights into why fuzzy theory is valuable and how it can contribute to better appliances and better science.

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Not everything is black or white–true or false. Fuzzy logic, properly, is a framework for thinkng that mathematically precisely as math insistsand modeling it in software. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

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Jan 09, Craig Maloney rated it liked it Fuazy This book took me 20 years to get around to reading. Curious about the future, Kosko says that he’ll opt for freezing at death.

It’s very interesting book. Splendid introduction to fuzzy logic. Very good for beginners. Its the singer, not the song Jun 26, John Towery rated it really liked it. The novel’s title coins the term “nanotime” to thknking the time speed-up that occurs when fast computer chips, rather than slow brains, house minds.


Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic

The Whole in the Part. Very good intro to fuzzy logic.

Apr 21, Rob Melich rated it really liked it. Unfortunately, “fuzzy logic” was oversimplified in the collective consciousness, and then was dismissed as nothing more than probability. Finally decided it didn’t need to be taking Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Aug 12, Rohit Shinde rated it it was ok Shelves: Fyzzy 29, Liedzeit rated it liked it Shelves: Everything is a matter of degree – nothing is absolute.

It’s really a shame this train of thought has been dismissed, because there have been real-world successes in using it thunking computer application that can fly a helicopter that has lost a rotor, using approximations of expert human fliers as ‘rules’, even though no human could ever hope to fly a helicopter that has lost a rotor. Account Options Sign in. This is more memoir than edifying.

But toward the end, he plunges big time into metaphysical questions about life, death, cosmology, God seen as the math- maker. Fuzzy Logic, before the term got irretrievably co-opted to mean ‘putting an asterisk in a search string,’ or ‘assigning probability to an event,’ mea I haven’t read others’ opinions of this book; I have a suspicion it will have been ‘debunked’ by many reviews.

Hardcoverpages. What is the fuzzy principle? Sure, he gets a bit woo-ey near the end, but the content is too important to let that get in the way of reading this book and understanding what Fuzzy Logic has to offer not just technology, but alsosay, the justice system. Unfortunately, he decided to make up a subject, and even thinjing he did that, he forgot to stick to it. In this sense voting just asks for trouble.


Koeko 23, Kurt Schwind rated it it was amazing. Fuzzy logic isused in palmtop computers that recognize and translate handwritten characters.

Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic by Bart Kosko

As a Taoist I find his behaviour truly humane, bordering on etiquette boom boom – a Taoist insult and his lip service to the “void” philosophies irritating.

Other editions – View all Fuzzy Thinking: Kosko has a minimalist prose style, not even using commas in his several books. I found myself skimming the later chapters just to read the quotes Kosko included. Ein Auto parkt irgendwo auf dem Parkplatz aber nicht im Slot. Fuzzy thinking says that guzzy begins at all of these times – to a certain degree. To take an example, it’s not that we can’t say with confidence whether an apple fjzzy red or not.

So it is with many, many things in the real world. Fuzzy logic even applies to thinkinb questions. Quite eye opening when I first read it. View all 4 comments. He is notable as a researcher and popularizer of fuzzy logicneural networksand noise, and author of several trade books and textbooks on these and related subjects of machine intelligence.