Select Page

We use algorithms every day for things like image searches, predictive text, and securing sensitive data. Algorithms show up all over nature, too, in places like your immune system and schools of fish, and computer scientists have learned a lot from studying them. Here are four ways our technology has improved thanks to algorithms we swiped from nature!

Hosted by: Hank Green

SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
———-
Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
———-
Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever:

Kevin Bealer, Jacob, Katie Marie Magnone, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Eric Jensen, Christopher R Boucher, Alex Hackman, Matt Curls, Adam Brainard, Jeffrey McKishen, Scott Satovsky Jr, Sam Buck, Ron Kakar, Chris Peters, Kevin Carpentier, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Sam Lutfi, Charles George, Christoph Schwanke, Greg

———-
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow
———-
Sources:
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti…
https://www.pnas.org/content/108/46/1…
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10….
Fly hashing:
https://www.slaney.org/malcolm/yahoo/…
https://science.sciencemag.org/conten…
https://science.sciencemag.org/conten…
https://medium.com/@jaiyamsharma/effi…
Object recognition:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science… (open copy at https://arxiv.org/pdf/1702.05747.pdf)
https://dev.to/clarifai/what-convolut…
http://www.cse.iitm.ac.in/~vplab/cour…
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~10701/slides/P…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
https://knowingneurons.com/2014/10/29…
http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/N…
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/…
https://www.rctn.org/bruno/public/pap…
Anomaly detection:
https://blogs.oracle.com/datascience/…
ftp://ftp.dca.fee.unicamp.br/pub/docs/vonzuben/lnunes/ieee_tec01.pdf
https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/283699…
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf…
https://www.cs.unm.edu/~immsec/public…
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf…
Swarm algorithms and TERMES:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…
https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/ha…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2e4G…
https://science.sciencemag.org/conten…
Simulated annealing:
https://pdb101.rcsb.org/learn/guide-t…
https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf…
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021…
https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/97…
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/…
https://science.sciencemag.org/sites/…
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/…
https://link.springer.com/article/10….
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/a…

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://www.flickr.com/photos/niaid/2…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…