How Complex are Formations of Starlings?

There is a tendency to regard the phrase “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” as a (sort of) definition of “complex systems” by those who claim to “study complexity”. Curiously enough, the said “complexity scientists” engage in an exercise which, inexplicably, does not contemplate a measure of the object of their…

Complexity Anticipates Ventricular Tachycardia

Tachycardia, also called tachyarrhythmia, is a heart rate that exceeds the normal resting rate. In general, a resting heart rate over 100 beats per minute is accepted as tachycardia in adults. Heart rates above the resting rate may be normal (such as with exercise) or abnormal (such as with electrical problems within the heart). From:…

Model-free Methods – a New Frontier of Science

When we make decisions or when we think our brain does not use any equations or math models. Our behaviour is fruit of certain hard-wired instincts and experience that is acquired during our lives and stored as patterns (or attractors). We sort of “feel the answer” to problems no matter how complex they may seem…

On Anomaly Types and Anomaly Detection.

Anomaly detection, especially their early detection, is a crucial capability when it comes to operating large complex systems, processes or critical infrastructures. Because it is difficult to make highly complex systems resilient in the face of a multitude of potential often unknown hazards, it is desirable to be able to identify anomalies, malfunctions and attacks…

Beyond Resilience. A U-turn?

Comment to our previous blog: Ontonix is launching a huge change and I love changes. Things that do not change scare me, because they look too much like death. However, for years we have been looking for resilience, we have been defining resilience, we have been measuring resilience, we have been preaching resilience. Are we…

Beyond Resilience

Resilience is a fancy, fashionable à la mode word. Being able to withstand the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune is something everyone wants. The ability to recover quickly, to spring back into the original shape is certainly desireable in any field. Nature builds resilient things. Engineers are sometimes able to create resilient designs. This…

Real-time Complexity Analysis of Live Images

OntoView™ is a real-time monitoring system which processes live video images. The program analyzes the complexity of the captured live image content and alerts of traffic problems in real time. The revolutionary aspect of OntoView™ is that it doesn’t analyze images based on conventional image-processing techniques. Instead, it emulates the way the brain perceives images,…