RE: Unambiguous Language WAS: MEME: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

From: Gordon Worley (
Date: Tue Jun 19 2001 - 12:50:35 MDT

At 11:38 AM -0400 6/19/01, Ben Houston wrote:
>Looks like a language to me. BTW a language is simply a means of
>communication through the use of a set of shared symbols (ie. a
>standard). That standard can be C++, English, XML DTD, Ethernet

Okay, I don't know how your mind works, but in mine there is a
seperation between ideas and their representation. I can think about
things and not put them into language. Now, I'm sure that SIs will
have to store ideas in some manner, and if SIs program themselves to
have compatible memory structures, it should be possible to plug in
ideas. It does seem like some kind of language would always be
necessairy, but if ideas really can be just sent and not necessairly
translated into some kind of idea representation, then that is
totally different from anyway we have of communicating ideas today.

BTW, any cognitive science people feel free to shoot my ideas into
swiss cheese if you can (but give some references or something for
more info, please).

Gordon Worley
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