Re: hello

From: James Rogers (
Date: Sun May 13 2001 - 17:46:59 MDT

On 5/12/01 2:31 AM, "Aaron McBride" <> wrote:
> I am a programmer (excuse me... Software Engineer.. blaw blaw blaw), and
> have done some work with AI in Java (probably not the best lang. for neural
> networks). Lately I've been doing a lot of work with PHP (very practical,
> but not so formal), but none of it really having anything to do with true
> AI (whatever that is).
> I'd say that I'm more in Rodney Brooks' camp than Minsky's. Mark Tilden's
> work also highly interests me, except it's kind of hard for a programmer to
> get his feet wet in it.
> I have a feeling that in order to create an AI that is truly self aware,
> it's going to need some hardware components that work at a fundamentally
> different level than current CPUs. A quantum leap you might say. ;) This
> would allow the richness of thought that I find impossible in a purely
> digital system.

I might humbly suggest that given your relative inexperience with the field
and software in general (as suggested by the first part of your post), that
your opinion on what is possible on a digital system is a little, well,
premature and poorly informed.


-James Rogers

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