Re: The Relevance of Complex Systems [was: Re: Retrenchment]

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Thu Sep 08 2005 - 12:22:19 MDT

--- Richard Loosemore <> wrote:

> You called it "chaos theory".
> Chaos theory is not Complex Systems. They are related, but chaos
> theory
> has no relevance to AI. I now have no idea what you thought I was
> talking about all along.
> *Complex Adaptive Systems* (aka "Complex Systems")
> Sometimes they evolve in chaotic ways. In fact, *usually* they
> evolve in chaotic ways. Not interesting.

Richard isn't contradicting himself.
In this context, "chaotic" means "random", and doesn't have to do
with chaos theory. (The behavior referred to as "on the edge of
chaos" has something to do with chaos theory.)

- Phil

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