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    raymond

    Charles could you interview Jeff Hawkins author of On Intelligence on Channel 9:







    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hawkins

    "On Intelligence will have a big impact; everyone should read it. In the same way that Erwin Schrodinger's 1943 classic What is Life? made how molecules store genetic information then the big problem for biology, On Intelligence lays out the framework for understanding the brain."
    - James D. Watson, president, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Nobel laureate in physiology

    "Jeff Hawkins has written an original, thought-provoking and, with the help of Sandra Blakeslee, remarkably readable book that presents a new theory of the functions of the cerebral cortex in perception, cognition, action and intelligence. What is distinctive about his theory is the original way existing ideas about the cerebral cortex and its architecture have been combined and elaborated based on an extensive knowledge of how the brain works - what Hawkins calls Real Intelligence in contrast to computer-based Artificial Intelligence. As a result, this book is a must-read for everyone who is curious about the brain and wonders how it works. Many sections of this book, especially those on intelligence, creativity and minds of silicon, are so thoughtful and original that they are likely to be required reading for college undergraduates for years to come."
    - Eric R. Kandel, professor, Columbia University, senior investigator, Howard Hughs Medical Institute, and 2000 Nobel Laureate in medicine

    http://www.onintelligence.org/

    http://www.onintelligence.org/reviews.php


    Jeff Hawkins: Brain science is about to fundamentally chang

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6CVj5IQkzk


    Great series of interviews from JAOO.

    Enjoyed them all. Smiley

    Your on a roll!

    Thanks again.

    Cool

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    blowdart

    raymond wrote:
    

    Charles could you interview Jeff Hawkins author of On Intelligence on Channel 9:



    And he's an MS employee how? Has the idea of C9 past you by completely? We know you don't actually read here, just post your idiotic diatribes and say you're open minding.

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    raymond

    blowdart wrote:
    
    raymond wrote:
    

    Charles could you interview Jeff Hawkins author of On Intelligence on Channel 9:



    And he's an MS employee how? Has the idea of C9 past you by completely? We know you don't actually read here, just post your idiotic diatribes and say you're open minding.


    Pick up the telephone and ask him.

    E-mail him and ask.

    Do you suffer from Asperger syndrome or AS? Wink

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome

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    Chadk

    raymond wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    
    raymond wrote:
    

    Charles could you interview Jeff Hawkins author of On Intelligence on Channel 9:



    And he's an MS employee how? Has the idea of C9 past you by completely? We know you don't actually read here, just post your idiotic diatribes and say you're open minding.


    Pick up the telephone and ask him.

    E-mail him and ask.

    Do you suffer from Asperger syndrome or AS?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome


    What are you trying to point out with refering to AS?

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    ZippyV

    He does whatever he thinks necessary to defend his useless posts.

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    JChung2006

    I thought people stopped believing in Artificial Intelligence in the 80's.  Apparently not.

    AI!  A classic case of "overpromise, underdeliver" that plagues our industry.

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    esoteric

    JChung2006 wrote:
    AI!  A classic case of "overpromise, underdeliver" that plagues our industry.


    Who cares who made what promises, it's still an exciting field.

    BTW that book looks interesting Raymond. Hereby bookmarked.

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    Dodo

    even if I like artificial intelligence...
    not again, meh... Embarassed

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    Chadk

    This page is falling off the frontpage. And raymond havent answered my question.

    So up we go. This could be an interesting discussion.

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    blowdart

    Chadk wrote:
    

    This page is falling off the frontpage. And raymond havent answered my question.

    So up we go. This could be an interesting discussion.



    Oh god, let it die. It's not like Raymond does anything more than cut and paste.

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    Chadk

    blowdart wrote:
    
    Chadk wrote:
    

    This page is falling off the frontpage. And raymond havent answered my question.

    So up we go. This could be an interesting discussion.



    Oh god, let it die. It's not like Raymond does anything more than cut and paste.

    No. I wanna know what raymond tried to say with that asperger reference.
    Using it in the way i see him doing it, is wrong. Neurodiversity isnt something isnt something fun or anything.

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    prndll

    AI is certainly interesting and has plenty of potnetial. It is definately an exciting aspect of the IT industry. I do question it's perception of over promise and under delivery. The entire IT industry is only doing this if the end user doesn't have a clear understanding of what they are dealing with. Computers are only as good as those that program them. So often (like anything else in life), it's all in the way it's done. The questions are: What does a user expect when they turn on their computer? What is this computer realy capable of? What does a user need to do to get their computer to do what they want it to? How do I need to program this computer to make it do what the user wants it to (from a programming aspect)?

    All too often, the expectations are simply unrealistic. The only way for a user to know the differance between what's right and what's wrong is for that user to "understand" their own computer.

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    nightski

    JChung2006 wrote:
    I thought people stopped believing in Artificial Intelligence in the 80's.  Apparently not.

    AI!  A classic case of "overpromise, underdeliver" that plagues our industry.


    Sorry, this is BS.  Sure there aren't robots with the intelligence of humans running around.

    However, algorithms from fields within the AI umbrella like machine learning affect your life *every day*.  In fact, our economy relies on these algorithms to the point where they know more about it than we do.  There are many examples of real applications where these technologies are implemented today.

    Just because you don't see the progress going on or haven't taken the time to look doesn't mean you should dismiss it as a "plague."

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