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,…

Ontonix Software to Fly Onboard Alsat#1 Cubesat

Ontonix will deliver its QCM OntoNet™ software system to perform on-board complexity analysis of mission parameters of the Alsat#1 micro-satellite which will be launched in 2021. The Alsat#1 will be launched by Nanoracks towards the International Space Station. Nanoracks is both the largest commercial user and private investor on the Space Station. ISS astronauts will…

A Survey of “Complexity Measures”,,,,, Without Measures

We report verbatim a 1998 article A Survey of “Complexity Measures” by David P. Feldman and Jim Crutchfield. A more adequate title for this evasive article would be “A Survey of How Science Avoids to Measure Complexity”. Once you’ve read it, ask yourself this: can I use any of these measures to actually measure the…

Complexity, Drug Toxicity and Drug Design

As the patents on many drugs, which have been launched in the 1990s, will soon expire, the pharmaceutical industry finds itself at a turning point in its evolution, particularly as far as research and development are concerned. As the pipelines of new products are shrinking, the exposure of many companies is increasing. This will surely…

Cellular Automatons and Complexity

From the Wikipedia: A cellular automaton is a discrete model studied in computability theory, mathematics, physics, complexity science, theoretical biology and microstructure modelling. It consists of a regular grid of cells, each in one of a finite number of states, such as “On” and “Off” (in contrast to a coupled map lattice). The grid can be in any finite number of dimensions. For each cell, a set of cells called…