Re: Human minds on Windows(?) (was Re: Web site up! (GUI vs. CLI))

Doug Jones (
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 09:18:00 -0700

Darin Sunley wrote:
> Piaget established reasonably firmly that human infants, at
> various stages up to about 7-8 years, are not merely less
> knowledgeable adults, but their brains (basic operations like
> perception, causal analysis) work in completely different ways
> then adults. To describe an adult brain with adult knowledge/
> perceptual structures probably requires a lot more data then to
> describe an infant's mind, which (as I understand it) is array
> upon array of undifferentiated "learning" structures.

Well, of course- a human infant is an AI seed, of sorts. Dependent upon existing systems (adults) for the bootstrapping process...

Uplifting ourselves without a patron race around to help will be tough.

Doug Jones