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October 3 Meeting of On Intelligence Reading Group

October 3, 2008

Everyone has now read the first part of “On Intelligence.” We’ll be reading the rest of the book by the next meeting in two weeks.

We discussed:

  • Searle & Turing vs. Functionalism
  • The true multitude of senses vs. the common five (sight hearing smell taste touch)
  • Artificial senses (e.g. the blind seeing through a tongue implant)
  • How artificial senses could be used for other inputs (e.g. You could feel┬áthe stock market or whether your servers are running)
  • How artificial senses combined with a working memory-prediction system could be used to extend our intelligence
  • How most current neural networks are uninteresting