By Ben Goertzel
This e-book summarizes a community of interrelated rules which i've got built, on and off, over the last 8 or ten years. The underlying subject is the mental interaction of order and chaos. Or, to place it differently, the interaction of deduction and induction. i'll attempt to clarify the connection among logical, orderly, awake, rule-following cause and fluid, self organizing, habit-governed, subconscious, chaos-infused instinct. My earlier books, The constitution of Intelligence and The Evolving brain, in brief touched in this courting. yet those books have been essentially taken with different concerns: SI with developing a proper language for discussing mentality and its mechanization, and EM with exploring the function of evolution in notion. They danced round the edges of the order/chaos challenge, with out ever totally stepping into it. My target in penning this e-book was once to head on to the middle of psychological technique, "where angels worry to tread" -- to take on all of the sticky matters which it truly is thought of prudent to prevent: the character of realization, the relation among brain and fact, the justification of trust platforms, the relationship among creativity and psychological illness,.... All of those concerns are handled right here in a simple and unified approach, utilizing a mix of recommendations from my earlier paintings with principles from chaos thought and complicated structures technological know-how.
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For the dual network structure is, after all, a rather straightforward idea. What is less obvious, and what has not emerged from cognitive science or engineering, is the dynamics of the dual network. The way the dual network unifies memory reorganization with genetic optimization has not previously been discussed; nor has the dynamics of barrier formation and its relationship with consciousness, language and perception (to be explored in Chapter Six). 4 PREDICTION The dual network model, as just presented, dismisses the problem of predicting the future rather cursorily.
P. 178) Bundy proposes that one can program a computer to demonstrate high-level understanding of mathematical proofs, by supplying it with the ability to manipulate entities called proof plans. A proof plan is defined as a common structure that underlies and helps to generate many differentmathematical proofs. Proof plans are not formulated based on mathematical logic alone, they are rather refined to improve their expectancy, generality, prescriptiveness, simplicity, efficiency and parsimony while retaining their correctness.
This is not how the dual network model was conceived, but it is a rather satisfying connection. For the dual network structure is, after all, a rather straightforward idea. What is less obvious, and what has not emerged from cognitive science or engineering, is the dynamics of the dual network. The way the dual network unifies memory reorganization with genetic optimization has not previously been discussed; nor has the dynamics of barrier formation and its relationship with consciousness, language and perception (to be explored in Chapter Six).