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"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water."
The Smart Swarm: How to Work Efficiently, Communicate Effectively, and Make Better Decisions Usin g...
What ants, bees, fish, and smart swarms can teach about communication, organization, and decision-making. A fascinating new take on collective intelligence and its colorful manifestations in some of our most complex problems, The Smart Swarm introduces a compelling new understanding on solving our own problems relating to such topics as business, politics, and technology.
Swarm Intelligence is the offshoot of Artificial intelligence and this field of study is inspired by several living species like Ants, Birds or Fish. Ants Colony Optimization is the most touted dimension in the SI research. Ants communicate with each other through Pheromone "All ants release chemical Substance which has a scent for other ants to follow".
Extraordinary photography reveals the incredible swarm intelligence that lies behind animal invasions. Millions of free-tailed bats form a living tornado in which complex information is exchanged. Huge shape-shifting shoals of herring use swarm intelligence to detect predators. Billions of alkali flies form a rolling wave to evade the gaping mo...
10 of the smartest animals on Earth
Bees exhibit what experts call classic swarm intelligence. A single bee may not be smart in the classical sense, but a hive of bees is. As National Geographic reports, swarm intelligence works when no single creature sees “the big picture.” Rather, each works on simple rules in one location. But what happens when bees disagree? It turns out that they can hold a democratic “dance-off” to make a hive decision.