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…

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,…

Using Complexity to Measure Images

  Recently revealed analysis of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) data has delivered images of unseen quality. The images of the Moon’s terrain made possible by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) instrument onboard the LRO has been compared to similar images obtained using the Unified Lunar Control Network  based on the best available data…