[ExI] simulation

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Dec 17 19:49:57 UTC 2007

On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 10:42:01AM -0800, Chris Hibbert wrote:

>    The place I'd start is with a very careful read of Jeff Hawkins' "On 
> Intelligence".

Sorry, the book is not even wrong. His stuff is a) not new and b)
so far can't even reproduce hoary old PDP models.
> Hawkins proposes a pretty thorough model of how the cortical columns 
> work individually, and how they work together to produce a predicting 
> machine that is likely to support intelligence.  You could try to 
> construct such a thing yourself, or you could look into the results that 
> his institute has produced.  I think they're either selling or 
> open-sourcing their models.  Someone here surely knows more.
> A simulation at this level would be a lot cheaper, and if Hawkins is 
> right, would capture the essential emergent properties of the cortex' 

It would be nice if there was something to be right on. Unfortunately,
there isn't.

> building blocks.

What irks me most is that there's this pall of standstill spreading
over multiple fields, and for a long while now. That might be purely
subjective, but I'm afraid it goes beyond that.

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