Cosmo Tech co-founder and Executive Chairman Michel Morvan is providing a short course about understanding complexity.
Morvan, an expert in the field of complexity science, introduces the concept of complexity and Augmented Intelligence in a short course designed to provide participants with background on how and why Cosmo Tech develops software to help decision makers understand and optimize their complex systems.
Various topics are covered, with an underlying theme of complexity science, including modeling complex systems, traditional methods and limitations, system-driven modeling, simulation and prediction, and embracing complexity.
Morvan has spent extensive time researching complex systems and the interconnections of a holistic network, including work as a professor at various universities in France and the United States. As a former Chair of Complex Systems Modeling and Senior Scientist at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, Morvan has a lot to say on the subject.
“Complex systems have certain qualities that make them more difficult to manage and optimize than systems that are ‘just’ complicated,” Morvan explains. “Interactions, interdependencies, cascading effect, and impacts on one part of the business from another part of the business you never even knew was connected. A move one way has an effect today, but it might also have an effect a week or a month later that you never anticipated. Your managers do the best they can but even they can’t see far enough into the future to truly understand every effect of all their decisions.”
With Augmented Intelligence, decision makers can embrace the power of their collective experts, combine it with cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning, and understand the impact of all their choices on an entire complex system. Cosmo Tech has developed software solutions dedicated to decision makers in the fields of electricity, gas, water, oil and gas, transportation, and heavy industry. The dedicated solutions provide users with holistic views of their networks, allowing them to see how decisions taken on one part affect another. The software also provides users with the ability to plan for potential crises on their networks in real time or for future scenarios.
To follow the course, participants can sign up to receive a video per day for free by clicking this link.