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Jerry Hull ZZZghull at stny.lrun.com
Sun Feb 21 09:07:13 EST 1999


On Sun, 21 Feb 1999 03:18:10 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.
>
>My humble seaker of THAT WHICH IS,
>the truth.

I'm more like a seeker of THAT WHICH WAS HERE JUST A MINUTE AGO, DAMMIT!

--
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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