Using the power of analogy, a new structure-mapping engine gives computers the ability to reason like humans and even solve moral dilemmas.
Source: Making computers reason and learn by analogy: Structure-mapping engine enables computers to reason and learn like humans, including solving moral dilemmas — ScienceDaily
I’ve said it before, human thinking works on sameness and difference – key being difference!
Here, they’re taking the cataphatic approach – probably bouncing off Douglas Hofstadter’s work on analogy, but guys! don’t forget about the opposite – dissimilarity!
The (cataphatic) Laws of Form
George Spencer-Brown did an incredible job of breaking it down to the barest of bare-bones. But he could have gone further – he just didn’t see it.
Continue reading “OK… So Spencer-Brown isn’t wrong, he’s just cataphatic.”
… or, “What if we were totally wrong?”
To say that the Universe ‘exploded’ from a ‘thing smaller than an electron’ in what’s commonly called “The Big Bang” could be a complete misunderstanding of the data we’ve gathered from our observations of the galaxies and ‘stuff out there around us’. Let me show you the ‘other side’:
Continue reading “Honey, I Shrunk the Universe…”
It may seem absurd that I see Reality (indeed, all Reality, hence the capital ‘R’) as being ‘made of’ Transformations. I am the first to admit it because this is my view almost despite myself – “I would it weren’t so”. In fact, it’s this very discomfort, this very dismay that motivates me to review each reason, carefully, once more.
While it may seem reasonable that, in seeking something which can both be ‘Sameness’ and ‘Difference’, I choose Transformation as the definitive candidate, it nevertheless seems difficult to grasp how that might come to be, in the real physical realm.
Continue reading ““ALL Reality is Transformation” – A Review”
The human mind, I am convinced, operates in terms of sameness and difference*. From this conviction I have recently come to label two modes of thinking – ways which the mind ‘makes sense’ of the world:
Continue reading “Understanding Understanding: Two modes of mind”
These ideas are a work in progress.
Axiom 1: A Thing “exists” if and only if it also defines what it is “not”, which is also a Thing.
Continue reading “Adjacent Existents – A Theory”