Do We Have Minds?

Okay, some would say, “I have lost my mind (literally)  to even ask this question.” Or, when you hear my conclusion, “He has gone mad—mad as a hatter (Alice in Wonderland stuff). Why would I even question what seems so obvious—that do we have minds? For one, nobody has ever seen a mind. And two, … More Do We Have Minds?

Is Strong AI Possible?

There are two types of artificial intelligence (AI). Strong AI is a research program to get computers to to think like humans (some include consciousness as the goal), and weak AI is to get computers to act smart, doing some tasks that humans perform. Some weak AI programs are called expert systems. Others include making mathematical proofs, … More Is Strong AI Possible?

What Do You Mean?

“The significance, purpose, underlying truth, etc., of something.” – Meaning number one from the Oxford English Dictionary I  think that the world or universe does not have any intrinsic meaning attached to it. As a corollary, I think that it is us (humans) that give meaning to our world. In my view the world does … More What Do You Mean?

Does Baxter Compute?

Baxter type this the other day: “CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC . . . CCCCCCCCCVC” Well, not exactly computing, but it was incredibly cute. This blog isn’t really about whether or not Baxter, or any cat, uses a computer, but whether he, or any cat or any animal, including humans think. So, the question really is can animals think?vvgggg … More Does Baxter Compute?