Tag Archive: reasoning

Synthetically Designed Consciousness

We often create artificial versions of things that mimic, but don’t fully measure up to the real object. Many Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs create the impression that they operate with intelligence, even though they don’t actually make the decisions themselves, because they have embedded expert knowledge. Decision trees are abstracted from real life scenarios by …

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Intelligence and Ethics

While intelligence certainly involves some level of calculating, analyzing and reasoning, it seems to go beyond that. We also associate with intelligence, collateral characteristics such as communications, emotional awareness and even some things we consider to be spiritual. The ability to apply the results of reasoning and calculating in a manner associated with “wisdom” is …

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A Postulate of Mind

A mind is a system of thinking, analyzing and predicting. Simple organisms have simple minds that react to their environment in simple ways. Mostly, it involves a process of observation and some form of copying or replicating. A simple trial and error program might respond to a stimulus by either moving toward it or away …

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