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Why hierarchy exists in biological networks: New insight will aid development of artificial intelligence

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New research explains why so many biological networks, including the human brain (a network of neurons), exhibit a hierarchical structure, and will improve attempts to create artificial intelligence. The study demonstrates this by showing that the evolution of hierarchy — a simple system of ranking — in biological networks may arise because of the costs associated with network connections.
(via WSJ Blogs)