Invited talk
Workshop: Information-Theoretic Principles in Cognitive Systems

Hourglass Emergence

Jessica Flack


I will discuss how error and subjectivity and the universal collective property of biological systems shape computation and micro-macro relationships in information processing systems. I will introduce three principles of collective computation: downward causation through coarse-graining, hourglass emergence, and a preliminary, information theoretic concept called channel switching that my collaborators and I are developing to formalize the transition from micro-macro causality to macro-macro causality.

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