While the successes behind subsymbolic artificial intelligence are impressive, there is a catch that is very nearly Faustian: The terms of success may prohibit any insight into how thinking “works,” but instead will confirm that there is no secret to be had—at least not in the way that we’ve historically conceived of it.

This is a very refreshing article. It drives me crazy that people still entertain that the brain contains information that maps to our symbolic representation of the environment when there is not logical basis for it. I don't have a file in my brain with all of the words I know. That doesn't even make sense. Why should AI be different?

I do think this is the path to AI, and now that it is bearing fruit, we are going to make surprising headway.

posted by theadvancedapes: 1844 days ago