A wide variety of evidence from other domains suggests that we are only beginning to understand the importance of embodiment in information processing. Now im more confident that robots wont take over the world in the future. Thats a new point of view an internet model of the brain, with computers are neurons.
Before reading this article i would have argued is primarily as software problem. I am not sure the change blindness literature supports the notion that visual memory is sparse. Forgive me if this seems high-level and uninformed, but entirely new circuit materials and design might be right around the corner.
Although there are individual differences in something psychometricians call processing speed, this does not reflect a monolithic or unitary construct, and certainly nothing as concrete as the speed of a microprocessor. Thomas & kurt i agree with both of your comments, but again my point here was to contrast brains with modern pcs (think of a standard dell laptop). I do however caution people from making assumptions as to what the naturedesign of hardware and software systems may be ten years from now.
I think chris arguments would target today personal computers and not computers in general, since computer is a very wide term. Similar problems underlie work on developmental disorders and the emerging field of cognitive genetics, in which the consequences of neural self-organization this is not as trivial as it might seem it turns out that the brain takes surprising advantage of the fact that it has a body at its disposal. I always get the feeling when i read philosophy of ai papers that some of the philosophers take the sentiment the mind is the program being executed on the machine that is the brain too far.
It may be true that their critique had the effect of making neural networks in general such an unpopular topic that the modern analysis of three-layer networks was delayed by a few years, but one can hardly blame m & p for that, or for not developing or presaging an entire new field of research, one that they were were both early to acknowledge to be of immense importance. The various brain regions instead seem to be ad hoc processing sectors, with multipath datastreams all over the place. Is awareness a pre-requisite for a mind? Or is awareness generated by a brainmind? Or both? I have the distinct idea that having awareness or conciousness or even, more specifically, self-conciousness is a sign of a being or self being present.
I think, cognitive sciences would gain a lot by recycling the models, patterns, analogies that are used in designed and partly designed systems (like the internet, and yes, google is functionally something like the hippocampus). Science advances by bad, but influential, ideas being conclusively refuted, as well as by great ideas coming to the fore. It seems whatever the most complex and intricate man-made device of the time was, that would be compared to the brain. In addition, it sidesteps the more important question about whether ai could be achieved without making these same implementational decisions. We also think we have a crisp clear image in front of us, but once you get away from the highest region of visual acuity, we do not see things clearly (the fovea is only 1 to 1.
But, i would still like to know how we know to look at something if we have not already looked at it and attended to it. To make them more so would bog the article down in details that important to the majority of readers. Im open to plausible explanations it just seems problematic on its face. Often, depending on how it is perceived, the gist does not change in change blindness paradigms. Embodiment would be part of internal context, btw i sure dont remember telling you thati was responding to architectural differences and the non-issue of how ram works.
Your points are well-taken and very relevant when people start talking about resemblances between brains and computers. Anyway, i think it would be fair to describe the brain as an asynchronous, analog, and massively parallel computer where the hardware itself is inherently mutable and self-organizing. Its like forgetting the average citizen in 1776 was literate in a way were not now. The computer run on electricity, the brain runs on icky chemical stuff. I had previously thought that we had mad great strides in ai emulation, but i know see we still have a long way to go.
Threshold (and local, connected) devices are made to simplify architecture, but are again wasteful and difficult in larger applications. Having said all this, i do believe that pseudo-parallel computation is more than adequate for most modelling purposes, and that the shortfall may be compesentated for to a certain extent. What is the role of brain processes in our interaction with the world? And at what level of description are brain processes computational (if at all)? And so on. Forgive me if this seems high-level and uninformed, but entirely new circuit materials and design might be right around the corner. However, how the brain works at a macro level, a symbolic level, and ultimately gives rise to self-consciousness for example, has only little to do with the detailed working of neurons and synapses as studied in neuro science. This superficial similarity to digital 1s and 0s belies a wide variety of continuous and non-linear processes that directly influence neuronal processing. The cpu version has time cost at least linear to the number of nodes and connections, whereas a true parallel system does not. I think this list is all correct, except for the last item. These mechanisms are fundamental to digital computers and may be critical for the distinctive aspects of human intelligence. Im excluding certain philosophers when i say that theres just no accounting for what some of them will argue) now, i will admit that im not really that well-read on the subject, so maybe ive just been lucky so far.Hello there spa – Velkommen til Dr. Holms Hotel på Geilo. Find your audience, build a relationship and sell your products. Reach your business goals with AWeber’s email marketing and automation platform.