From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 19:11:56 MST
> > The inbuilt learning machine is more sophisticated than the inbuilt
> > reflexes, but in my view it is NOT more important. Neither can
> > pragmatically succeed without the other. A general-purpose learning
> > machine, if it had no inbuilt learning-friendly procedures
> built in, would
> > take BY FAR unacceptably too long to learn anything about the world.
> I wouldn't dream of excluding the learning-friendly procedures
> from the learning machine. But I wouldn't call them "reflexes"
> as that includes a lot (in the case of a human baby) not neeeded
> for learning per se.
> - samantha
probably so, but the distinction is not easy to make, as "needed for
learning" is a fuzzy category ;)
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