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Jerry Hull ZZZghull at stny.lrun.com
Sat Feb 20 08:23:36 EST 1999


On Sat, 20 Feb 1999 03:01:24 GMT, Bloxy's at hotmail.com (Bloxy's) wrote:

>In article <36cd9595.1501951 at news-server>, ZZZghull at stny.lrun.com (Jerry Hull) wrote:
>>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".
>
>And all you have is still a cunning trick,
>trying to disguise a lie into the truth.
>There is no such a thing as machine intelligence.
>It is utter absurd.

There still is that cunning trick.  Image processing programs DO process
images; database programs DO process data; at SOME level, Big Blue DOES play
chase, & a very fine game indeed (sorry, Gary).

Better give a name to what machines can do, than pretend they can do nothing.

--
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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