Announcement: ANML Web Site (SPOILER)

mentifex at scn.org mentifex at scn.org
Wed Jan 21 13:01:25 EST 1998


As the Associative Network for Machine Learning (ANML) website at
http://home.earthlink.net/~savainl/ ushers in the temporal neuron
revolution, counterrevolutionary cadres are duty-bound to present
a Unified Theory of Cognition (UTC) which synthesises the salient
features of ANML into a grander and more comprehensive structure:

  /^^^^^^^^^^^\  Channels of Temporal Succession  /^^^^^^^^^^^\
 /visual memory\           ________    semantic  /  auditory   \
|      /--------|-------\ / syntax \/  memory   |   memory      |
|      |  recog-|nition | \________/------------|-------------\ |
|   ___|___     |       |     |flush-vector     |    _______  | |
|  /image  \    |     __|__  / \  ________      |   /stored \ | |
| / percept \   |    /     \/   \/ Verbs  \-----|--/ phonemes\| |
| \ engrams /---|---/ Nouns \    \________/     |  \ of words/  |
|  \_______/    |   \_______/----/-/-/-/-/------|---\_______/   |
|               |   ////////    /////////       |               |

Temporal events in the brain-mind are of the utmost significance,
but only as SUCCESSIVE taggings to a long, neuronal memory fiber,
and NOT as nearly simultaneous spike-firings which may or may not
cause variations in the strength of the likelihood that a synapse
will transmit a signal after having LEARNED to transmit the spike.

In the vernacular, the mindgrid does not CARE about close-but-no-
cigar instances of almost-but-not-quite LEARNING.  The crucial e-
vent in synaptic learning is that, at BOTH ends of an associative
tag, synapses shall be so solidly strengthened that they MAINTAIN
in perpetuity the tendency to fire and thus recall an association.

So much of what Mr. Louis Savain posts to the AI newsgroups is in
accordance with the mind-model of Mentifex AI, that he is owed an
advisory post on the core differences between his ANML theory and
http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/ the proposed Standard Model of Mind.




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