Fast Minds and Slow Computers

The long term future may be absurd and difficult to predict in particulars, but much can happen in the short term. Engineering itself is the practice of focused short term prediction; optimizing some small subset of future pattern-space for fun and profit. Let us then engage in a bit of speculative engineering and consider a potential…

Understanding the Brain: Where to Start

I’ve always had a strong interest in the brain, and lately I’ve been reading as much as I can to catch up in the fields of AI and computational neuroscience in particular.  The end result of my most recent reading is the accumulation of a perspective  somewhat different than that which I started with.  Consider…