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.
Huping Hu has added a forum to the JCER site.