AI Top-down, Robotics Bottom-up (Was: Bottom-up evolution...)
Arthur T. Murray
uj797 at freenet.Victoria.BC.CA
Mon Dec 23 03:24:21 EST 1996
In a previous article, cman at plantaganet.com (cman) says:
> After reading a lot of the posts in this newsgroup, I have come
> to the inescapable conclusion that much of the AI topics discussed
> here revolve around 'strong AI', that is, intelligences designed
> from the top down around diagrammed models of how the designers
> imagine a mind to function. [...]
> I am a proponent of 'weak AI', in the sense that I believe only a
> bottom-up evolutionary approach will create true machine sentience.
Imagine a Corps of Army Engineers who are eager to build a bridge
but who must first toss a grappling hook until it stretches taut.
In similar fashion, mindmakers find a basic skeletal structure of
the brain-mind and display it on the Internet so that a bottom-up
process can occur of many independent AI toilers fleshing out the
initial framework, the overview created by Chomskyan linguistics:
/^^^^^^^^^^^\ Top-down Overview; Details on WWW /^^^^^^^^^^^\
/visual memory\ ________ semantic / auditory \
| /--------|-------\ / syntax \ memory |episodic memory|
| | recog-|nition | \________/<-----------|------------\ |
| ___|___ | | |flush-vector | ______ | |
| /image \ | ___V______V_ word-fetch | / \ | |
| / percept \<--|-->/ library of \--------------|->/ stored \| |
| \ engrams / | \ concepts / for thinking | \ words / |
| \_______/ | \__________/ in language | \______/ |
http://www.newciv.org/Mentifex/ run periodic Mentifex Web search.
http://www.complex.com.pl/~venom/science.html details of diagram.
More information about the Neur-sci