AI Top-down, Robotics Bottom-up

Arthur T. Murray ba672 at lafn.org
Mon Dec 23 14:22:01 EST 1996


A physiologist questions  "whether AI has any immediate relevance
to understanding brain function."   Yes, because theories of mind
present an easy target for neuroscientists to attempt to destroy.
If the theory indicated below survives attack, it points the way.

The further suggestion is made that AI is a waste of time because
we already have an abundance of easy-to-manufacture human brains.
As one climbs Mount Everest, we build the AI because it is there.

  /^^^^^^^^^^^\ Top-down Overview; Details on WWW /^^^^^^^^^^^\
 /visual memory\           ________   semantic   /  auditory   \
|      /--------|-------\ / syntax \  memory    |episodic memory|
|      |  recog-|nition | \________/<-----------|-------------\ |
|   ___|___     |       |    |flush-vector      |    _______  | |
|  /image  \    |    ___V____V___  word-fetch   |   /stored \ | |
| / percept \<--|-->/ conceptual \--------------|->/ phonemes\| |
| \ engrams /   |   \ mini-grids / for thinking |  \ of words/  |
|  \_______/    |    \__________/  in language  |   \_______/   |

http://www.newciv.org/Mentifex/ run periodic Mentifex Web search.
http://www.complex.com.pl/~venom/science.html details of diagram.



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