Archive for March 2018

DR. CHALLENGER LIVES!

Got DR. CHALLENGER working last night! First on the phone in an app that emulates Commodore BASIC from the late 70’s, then online, in an Apple II BASIC emulator. (There is a description of DR. CHALLENGER and the 1978 computer it was written on in my article about AI here). The online version was very…

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What is Spirituality?

Cloudspiration Photo © Eric Platt 2017

  “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere”  – Agnes Repplier It’s interesting to see how much misunderstanding of the word “spirituality” there is in Western culture. And, I believe that same reasons that people are not truly happy are the same reasons that…

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There Is No Such Thing as Artificial Intelligence: Notes On The Myth of AI

A "cube computer" the author designed and built in 2002

ABSTRACT: This essay is an initial attempt to outline what I see as the limitations in the current approaches to a generalized Artificial Intelligence (AI), the underlying assumptions that constitute and create those limitations, and how such limitations might either imply a limit to what can be done, or theoretically suggest a way forward in…

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