[NetBehaviour] analogy and AI poetry
stephanie.strickland at gm.slc.edu
Wed Jul 14 21:56:16 CEST 2021
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*Ringing the Changes <http://www.stephaniestrickland.com/ringing>* & *
How the Universe Is Made <http://www.stephaniestrickland.com/how>*
On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 3:38 PM Paul Hertz via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
> There's an essay, "Intelligence Without Representation" that Brooks wrote
> in 1987, http://people.csail.mit.edu/brooks/papers/representation.pdf,
> that offered what was then a new point of view on how to consider AI.
> // Paul
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 2:10 PM Paul Hertz <ignotus at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Max,
>> The robotics researcher Rodney Brooks back in the late 1980s argued the
>> AI based on the construction of a "knowledge base" was bound to fail. He
>> made the case that a robot adapting to an environment was far more likely
>> to achieve intelligence of the sort that humans demonstrate precisely
>> because it was embodied. Some of his ideas are presented in the movie Fast,
>> Cheap, and Out of Control, directed ISTR by Errol Morris. If you haven't
>> seen it yet, I can recommend it.
>> -- Paul
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 1:38 PM Max Herman via NetBehaviour <
>> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I know virtually nothing about AI, beyond what the letters stand for,
>>> but noticed this new article in Quanta Magazine. Does it pertain at all?
>>> Interestingly it concludes that in order for AI to be human-like it will
>>> need to understand analogy, the basis of abstraction, which may require it
>>> to have a body! 🙂
>>> I have been interested in the book *GEB *by Hofstadter for some time,
>>> and have been researching how it was referenced (specifically its Chapter
>>> IV "Consistency, Completeness, and Geometry" and its Introduction) by Italo
>>> Calvino in *Six Memos for the Next Millennium*, so Mitchell's
>>> connection to Hofstadter and *GEB *is interesting on a general level.
>>> Coincidentally I contacted her a year ago to ask about the Calvino
>>> connection but she replied she hadn't read any Calvino or the *Six
>>> Memos*. However, his titles for the six memos -- Lightness, Quickness,
>>> Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity, and Consistency -- might be exactly
>>> the kinds of "bodily" senses AI will need to have!
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