machine brains

Gerben_Wierda at RnA.nl Gerben_Wierda at RnA.nl
Mon Sep 29 09:44:56 EST 1997


Alexander Solntsev <solntsev at wt.net> wrote:
>ray scanlon wrote:
>> 
>> ...
>> So I will go ahead and attempt to attempt to understand the brain
>> as a neural net with the neurons as electrical constructs.
>> 
>I just want to point out that neural net is not the only highly
>interconnected inherently parrallel computing device (entity).

I'd like to add that neural net implementations on digital computers are just 
"data driven rule based systems in disguise". They circumvent the 
'programming problem' (just like genetic algorithms) and are therefore very 
efficient implementations, but the bottom line is that they do not differ 
from any other rule based system in theoretical capability.

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