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Chalmers’ Singularity

Check out the latest issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies, a themed issue built around Dave Chalmers’ 2010 JCS paper  “The Singularity“. What happens when machines become more intelligent than humans? One view is that this event will be followed by an explosion to ever-greater levels of intelligence, as each generation of machines creates…

What is understanding?

Here’s a singularity summit talk by Eric Baum. Baum is known to me as the author of What is Thought? and in particular his discussion of his notion of “The Hayek Machine” as set out in his  “Toward a Model of Intelligence as an Economy of Agents” Machine Learning 35, pp. 155-185 (1999).