Model of the Brain?

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at victoria.tc.ca
Sun Oct 27 16:49:35 EST 2002


darth_versive at yahoo.com (darth_versive) wrote on 27 Oct 2002:
> Marcus Metzler <marcus.metzler at schunter.etc.tu-bs.de> wrote
> in message news:<3DBA7630.98502C11 at schunter.etc.tu-bs.de>...
>> "Arthur T. Murray" wrote:
>>
>> > http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/progman.html is the chapters of a new
>> > AI textbook based on modeling the brian in accordance with
>> > http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/theory5.html -- a Theory of Mind.
>> >
>>
>> Sorry for intruding unasked (and maybe neither scientifically
>> and proper English using all the time), but after reading through
>> those two pages I just want to add some ideas around those.
>> But I think those models need some more input to enhance them.

[... See upthread for previous discussion; followup-to news:comp.ai ]
>
> I can't imagine how AI could possibly model the human
> capacity for higher-level thought (conceptual frameworks,
> cognitive schema, etc.).  Psychologists today can't even
> do it for *human* cognition, where they have all the
> "working models" available to study that they would need.

Mind-1.1 has just been updated in JavaScript for MS Explorer at

http://mind.sourceforge.net/index.html -- for AI Textbook use.

>
> I think AI that models human consciousness is science fiction.
> The most we can hope for is AI that is structured to do specific
> limited tasks, and for which the skill level for the performance
> of these tasks can possibly be influenced somewhat by environmental
> input, but all this would have to be designed in by those humans
> with "true" consciousness.
>
> DV



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