Complexity Forum

The Complexity Forum is intended to enable discussions among people who are already familiar with Complexity science and network theory, and other related fields, on topical subjects.

The Use and Limits of Agent-Based Modelling

Posted by on Oct 31st, 2011 in ABM, Complexity-Forum | 5 comments

by Paul Ormerod In this first Complexity Forum post, we’re looking at Agent-Based Modelling. ¬†Thoughts, questions, issues from the “Complexity Community” are very welcome. There is nothing mystical or magical about Agent Based Models, they are simply computer algorithms. An important question is: in what sense can an ABM, or indeed any algorithm, discover things which humans previously did not know? A simple example is the game of chess, where computers (using algorithms) now play at a level where even the strongest human...

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