Can we consider individual ants as analogous to individual neurons?
Deborah Gordon, a biologist at Stanford University, has identified striking similarities in how ant colonies, brains, cells and computer networks regulate themselves. She says:
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Swarm Intelligence is contributing to improve our robotics systems, creating new ways to help humans in high risk operations.
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Some years ago Southwest Airlines got trouble with cargo operations. Indeed many planes were using only 7% of their cargo space and at some airports there wasn’t enough capacity to accommodate scheduled loads of freight, leading to bottlenecks.
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About ten years ago many Telephone companies faced the problems of congested telecom network. To solve the problems researchers from Hewlett-Packard’s laboratories in Bristol, England, developed a computer program based on ant-foraging principles that routes such calls efficiently.
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