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Intelligent Machines, really?
15 Nov 2012: My main reason to pick up blogging again after a hiatus on my tobedetermined! blog is my recent intrigue with developments in the crossover between neuroscience and computer science. In particular as brought to light by Jeff Hawkins/Numenta and Ray Kurzweil/Google. Sofar, I use this blog primarily to keep a breadcrumb trail of interesting videos I come across as I learn more about the field of cognitive computing. For a lot more breadcrumbs, follow me on Twitter at @tobedetermined.
A good introduction to Jeff Hawkins, his thinking and his goals are these videos from top to bottom:
-> TED Talk in 2003
-> Conceptual outline at ETech 2007
-> GROK anno April 2012
-> Technical talk at ISCA2012 (June '12)
-> Interview with Jeff Hawkins (Nov '12)
-> 10min Keynote at OSCON2013 (Jul '13)
The future is process, not a destination
There is no scientific study more vital to man than the study of his own brain. Our entire view of the universe depends on it.
Francis H. C. Crick (September 1978)
Intelligence is defined by prediction. Not by behavior *
Everything is ultimately becoming information technology
Cognitive comp. systems are “systems that learn & interact naturally w/ people to extend what either man or machine could do on their own”
The medium is the message
* aka the idea of a "Turing test" was an unfortunate mis_take in history.
The only problem in AI is the problem of representation
Jeff Hawkins paraphrasing a retiring AI researcher at ISCA2012
Data is the Intel inside
There is only one machine and the web is its OS
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