The Origins of Complexity Maps

Many decision-making and problem-solving tasks are too complex to be understood quantitatively, however, people succeed by using knowledge that is imprecise rather than precise. Fuzzy set theory, originally introduced by Lotfi Zadeh in the 1960’s resembles human reasoning in its use of approximate information and uncertainty to generate decisions. It was specifically designed to mathematically…

How Complex is the World – An Update

From “Governing a Liquid Society”, by J. Marczyk, 2019. It is said that the World is complex and that it is becoming more complex every year. This statement appears to be true, but just how complex is that? Complexity is certainly the hallmark of our time. Systems which grow or evolve tend spontaneously to states…

Complexity – A Short Introduction

From “Governing a Liquid Society”, by J. Marczyk, 2019. Complexity, apart from being a characteristic of all systems – it is as important as energy – is what most of us think it to be: a measure of how something is intricate, involved, difficult. More intricate systems require more information to describe the way they…

QCM is Artificial Intuition.

The Quantitative Complexity Theory (QCT) has been conceived around a complexity metric discovered in the early 2000s by J. Marczyk and his team. Based on the theory, a technology has been built – Quantitative Complexity Management (QCM). Both software and hardware solutions have been developed. QCM is a new form of Artificial Intelligence that reaches…

Complexity and the Importance of Structure

The evolution of man, ever since the first hominids appeared, has been driven and characterized by numerous factors of diverse nature, such as geography, climate, ethnicity, superstitions and, with time, religion, art, science and philosophy, just to name a few.  However, the common thread that may be observed throughout history is the formation of structures…

QCM and New High Performance Edge Computing HW.

For very fast QCM edge computing, Ontonix offers in partnership with Eurotech, NEW ruggedized military grade high performance Single Board Computers (SBC) which are the best option when it comes to customization in embedded applications such as on vehicles or aircraft. With a rich set of I/O connections, high flexibility and easy expansion capability, they…

Multimorbidity – The AFFIRMO Project

AFFIRMO is a recently funded Horizon 2020 five-year research project. Multimorbidity is a common condition in older age, and can substantially influence individuals’ health and quality of life, making management more difficult. A single-disease approach with fragmented care is still prevalent in current healthcare systems despite multimorbidity representing a heterogeneous spectrum of disease combination(s). On…