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Jerry Hull ZZZghull at stny.lrun.com
Fri Feb 19 11:48:40 EST 1999


On Fri, 19 Feb 1999 11:24:09 -0500, Michael Edelman <mje at mich.com> wrote:

>The notion that intelligence is merely behavior is an old one, and one
>that's had 80+ years to come up with a good model of human intelligence.
>While the behaviorist model has been very successful at modeling
>conditioned response to stimuli, it has been an abysmal failure at
>modeling or explaining things like language as behavior.

An alternative is to designate the cleverness of computers et al. "machine
intelligence" as opposed to "conscious intelligence".

--
Jer
"However far you may travel in this world, you will still occupy 
the same volume of space".  Traditional Ur-Bororo saying.



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