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A really excellent PBS CBC (thanks m5) documentary on the surprising cognitive abilities of crows: Watch the full episode. See more Nature. See also how crows might be trained to do something a little more lucrative:

An interesting video interview with the author of (the excellent) Mind Wars. Here are direct links to the videos.

UPDATE: Diebold effect explained? Marc has an excellent summary of a flurry of Diebold-related discussions between me, “T“, Marc, and Sean. Sean also has a network model of the apparent Diebold effect. I think we’ll soon hear from Brian Mingus (who’s running a meta-classifier) and Steve Freeman (an expert on machine-effects in elections) as well.…

Update: Diebold Effect explained. Here’s a unique approach to understanding the Diebold effect: S.Walker has dealt with a potential multicolinearity problem between predictors by taking the principal components of a variety of demographic variables. My brief rejoinder: the residuals of a logistic regression to predict the presence of Diebold machines based on Clinton Campaign presence,…

Update: Diebold effect explained. Jon Stewart famously accused the Crossfire co-hosts as “hurting America” by imitating the style and appearance of political debate to disguise partisan hackery and vacuous strawman arguments. In the case of the recent NH primary, the same criticism can be leveled at the mainstream media (e.g. this discussion of a red…

UPDATES: Diebold effect explained. (previous: 1, 2, 3, 4 5 6 (a nonlinear approach) 7) In contrast to exit pre-election polls, the final vote tally from the NH democratic primary shows a surprise victory for Hillary Clinton. People quickly noticed an anomaly in the voting tallies which seemed to show an advantage to Hillary conferred…

“Hello, My Name Is…”

It looks like I’ll be joining the bunch here at ScienceBlogs, so I thought I’d introduce myself. This blog is dedicated to tracking the development of intelligence in both natural and artificial systems. This means looking at intelligence, what it means, and how it emerges over time in humans, monkeys, dolphins, chatbots, and neural network…