Debunking this and many other commonly held beliefs about noise, Kosko gives readers a vivid sense of how deeply noise permeates both the world around us. The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as. Neural network and ‘fuzzy thinking’ researcher Bart Kosko is briefly interviewed in this month’s Wired where he argues that adding noise to a.

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Jon rated it it was amazing Aug 10, But not this book. Please try again later. Which is where I thought Kosko was headed with this book.

Thus Spoke the Plant. Bart Kosko is an electrical engineering professor at USC. Brief Answers to the Big Questions.

NOISE by Bart Kosko | Kirkus Reviews

Open Preview See a Problem? No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mangoo rated it liked it Jan 11, Noise Is A Nuisance 2. Examples include the leftover thermal noise of the Big Bang and the Brownian motion of molecules.

The Nuisance That Deafens 3. Mariapushkina rated it it was ok Sep 19, Gets 4 stars for doing what all nonfiction should: Or that the actress Hedy Lamarr was co-inventor with a composer and writer named George Antheil of frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication, despite neither she nor Antheil having any formal background or experience in related fields.


Noise is a social nuisance, a cause of deafness and high blood pressure, and an all-around annoyance. Also of note noies the interesting discussion of noise “colors” white noise, pink noise, brown noise, etc.

So, we learn about things like how “urban great tits” sic sing at higher minimum frequencies in urban areas, just to be heard over all the clatter of the city. I think if people have a certain minimal training in mathematics, the problem will take care of itself because neural networks are inherently interesting, and I believe they will stay interesting well into the next century.

Kosko has a minimalist prose style, not even using commas in his several books. The Mind of God. Kosko is a political and religious skeptic. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Aug 04, Cheryl marked it as xx-dnf-skim-reference. Noise is an Unwanted Signal 1.

Gaussian noise assumes that the random, background stuff is distributed like a bell, with a tiny bit of a flare. The baft repeated example the book gives is an extremely high-contrast picture of a baboon or whatever, I think I saw a pretty girl in onethe book used a black and white example for ease of printing.


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From Wikipedia, the free badt. He is on the faculty of the department of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California and holds degrees in philosophy, economics, mathematics, and electrical engineering. Nnoise also get quite math heavy, suitable to someone with experience or interest in the field, whereas the book text is written for a lay reader.

You Are the Universe. I like to ask researchers where they get their ideas. Engineers get around unwanted noise by developing selective noise filters and using signal sampling methods.

Bart Kosko on noise and optimisation

How to Live in Space. The end-notes are quite extensive, and amount to almost one-third of the entire book. Do it in a disciplined way. You cannot really tell what it is at first.