Re: (de Garis') are fake neurons

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 17:42:18 MST

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> The tasks of creating an AI and
> neuronal emulation are only distantly related. Neuronal emulation is
> distinctly harder.

Hear, hear! In fact, I would divide this into three different tasks:

1) Getting useful AI out of a neural net;
2) A neuronal emulation good enough that it's helpful to use synaptic
patterns and neuroanatomical architectures and training methods derived
from study of the human brain;
3) Emulating an actual human, or useful parts thereof, that you somehow scanned.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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