[ExI] personal

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 20:12:53 UTC 2016

Thanks to all of you.  Adrian, what I want is to be able to understand how
AIs think.  I got as far a nested DO loops but never wrote a complicated
program.  In my days you took your data (punched cards) to the center and
they wrote the program and ran it.  Fortan V was the last one I knew
anything about - and BASIC..

As far as statistics, I can do factor analysis (and don't trust it too
much), analysis of variance, and particularly regression analysis, as well
as all the lower things.  All in a people experiment context.

So I want to understand AI from a psychologist's point of view.  Are we
trying to teach them how to think like us?  DO they?  I am fairly up on
cognitive psych, and can understand the parallels that may exist.

People are so fuzzy and complicated and most things are centered around
probability, whereas AI seems so cut and dried and one answer and no
probability.    But likely it is as complicated as the computer in
Pratchett's Discworld where you get 'OUT OF CHEESE ERROR" that no one

I"ll read the free stuff and take it from there.  bill w

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 2:45 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15 March 2016 at 19:07, William Flynn Wallace  wrote:
> > So - if you know of some AI for Dummies kind of thing, or better, AI for
> the
> > intelligent adult, then please make a recommendation for me, and I will
> buy
> > it and read it and pester you with higher level questions!
> >
> > I have books on the implications of AI, like Bostrom's book.
> There is an AI for Dummies!
> It is free and only about 70 pages.
> Book Review here:
> <
> https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/practical-artificial-intelligence-dummies-book-review-bojan-tunguz
> >
> Chapter Headings here:
> <
> http://www.missqt.com/artificial-intelligence/free-dummies-book%E3%80%90practical-artificial-intelligence-for-dummies%E3%80%91/
> >
> Get the free book here:
> <https://www.narrativescience.com/practical-ai>
> BillK
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