Picture: correspondent. Paul Almond’s Attempt to Generalize AI has reached part 13 (pdf), which introduces the idea of reflexive outputs.  Earlier pieces in the series and non-pdf versions are on the same site.

Gilbert Wesley Purdey has produced the T=0 Complexity Theory of Consciousness, which is based on a new attempt to tackle the surprisingly durable problem of defining consciousness, and is grounded in ‘a reformed-Macleanian overview of the evolution of the brain’. The idea that ‘Consciousness is an emergent property of the grey matter of the neo-cortex’ is one which many will accept fairly readily, but there are some unusual and interesting conclusions developed in the course of the discussion.

Carey R Carlson, whose views I briefly discussed a while ago has produced a new paper Causal Set Theory and the Origin of Mass-ratio.

Huping Hu has added a forum to the JCER site.


  1. 1. Lloyd Rice says:

    As of a few days ago, Paul has also posted AI14.

  2. 2. Gilbert Wesley Purdy says:

    Thanks for the link, P, and for your titillating commentary. So far no comments but I’d love to receive them here or on the Hermeneutics Blog (where I will also thank you for the link). Comments on the draft paper are disabled on all but the last page in order to keep them gathered together.

    I’m taking a moment out from the Causal Set Theory paper in order to write this. Definitely has my interest so far. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. 3. Gilbert Wesley Purdy says:

    Thanks for the plug, Peter. I’m glad to learn that you found merit in the paper. I’d love to field any comments anyone else has about the definition/theory here or at the Hermeneutics Blog. At the HB comments are only enabled on the last page in order to keep them gathered together.

  4. 4. Alex G. says:

    Generalizing AI Part 15 went up today, http://www.paul-almond.com/, which he describes this way: “For readers wanting an understanding of what is being suggested, this article is an ideal starting point, as it gives a complete description of the cognitive model as it stands at the time of writing. This article brings everything together so that it can be understood by reading just this article, instead of having to read fourteen articles…”


  5. 5. Vicente says:

    Sorry for the experiment Peter, I was just wondering how some of the commenters managed to create text effects, now I know.

    [That’s OK, Vicente – I’ve removed the experiments now. I think you’ll find that most basic HTML tags – italic, bold, strike, etc should work, btw. – Peter]

  6. 6. Paul Almond says:

    As I got mentioned above, I thought I would just check in and say, “Hi.”

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