Eric Holloway: How can we measure meaningful information?

Published: 28/12/2018
Eric Holloway: How can we measure meaningful information?
Source: UNCOMMONDESCENT.COM

Neither randomness nor order alone create meaning. So how can we identify communications in a scientifically meaningful way? Dropping a handful of toothpicks on the table seems to produce a different sort of pattern than spelling out a word with toothpicks. Surprisingly, this intuitive distinction is harder to make in math and the sciences. Algorithmic […]

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