Re: Biological = trivial?
John McCreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 20:09:34 +0900
>From Danny Yee
>> >A generative program can be written only if there is already comprehension
>> >of the phenomena in question.
>John McCreery <jlm@TWICS.COM> writes:
>> My memories of working as an AI programmer suggest a slightly different
>> conclusion. The first iteration of a program requires *some* comprehension
>> to get off the ground.
>What about a neural net?
>(I've finally got around to following up your reccommendation of
>Churchland's _The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul_.)
Damn good question. I've heard it said that neural nets operate without
presuppositions. I still don't quite understand how it works.
The Churchland I was recommending was _Neurophilosophy_ (1992). Is _The
Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul_ more recent?
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