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Neoteny: Something Abstract is Thinking

The algorithms behind artificial intelligence can enable the software to recognise faces, translate languages, and play complex games. They facilitate online shopping and search. The synchronised interaction between you, the rational online consumer (‘onsumer’, henceforth) and a sufficiently intelligent algorithm, (Al Gorithm, henceforth) is best understood as an asymmetric game as described recently in a […]

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Meso-Data: Omega Circles & Origami Manifolds

Masterclass 2018 will discuss whether or not meso-data patterns could be decoded from omega circles. Intuitively, it means that Mr Al. Gorithm (and his influence on the onsumer choice set) embeds predictable patterns in everyday behaviour so that small data sets become richer than big data ever imagined. Work in progress, scheduled for Dubai, Abu […]

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Beyond Individual Choice: Meso-Data Creativity

In this presentation, delivered in Dubai, a sustainable strategy is defined as convergence to group rationality via creative solutions. One creative solution – meso-data creativity – is discussed in terms of a sufficiently intelligent algorithms (SIAL), the purpose of which is to to nudge behaviour towards a sustainable strategy outcome. Once rational individuals are ‘enveloped’ […]

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Game Ontology

Patrick will be on a speaking tour in Asia introducing an innovative approach to strategy by complementing game theory with philosophy. The phrase ‘game ontology’ is reserved as a working title for a new book planned with McGraw Hill Asia for 2017 release. He will introduce the philosophy of conduct to audiences at business meetings […]

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Masterclass: Second Win

The Second Win The second win is a move in the strategy set that is guided by knowledge of player type rather than by the path of payoffs. Playing the second win a player forfeits larger payoffs that could be achieved by more aggressive play in the early sequence of moves. A relatively new concept […]

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