Monthly Archives: September 2017

Turing tests

As a pendant to the last post, let me suggest that a true AI should be able, with no prior domain-specific knowledge, to (1) learn the rules of sudoku from a verbal description, and go on to (2) learn and … Continue reading

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Solving sudoku puzzles

Here is how I approach sudoku, almost all of it learned ‘on the job’. [Ideally, I would include in this post nice pictures of the grid, or pieces of it, but I’m not prepared to invest that much effort in … Continue reading

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Learning from our mistakes

… but not in the usual sense :-) Various people have noticed that the errors we make can give interesting insight into brain processes that are normally invisible. I think I’ve read that Douglas Hofstadter shares this interest, and keeps … Continue reading

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Teaser for The Shadow of Consciousness

I just got my copy of The Shadow of Consciousness: A Little Less Wrong by Peter Hankins, the consciousness behind the very fine long-running blog Conscious Entities. Here, to tempt you to order the book, is the Prologue: In the … Continue reading

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