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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".

"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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