Friday, January 1, 2016

Distributed representation of concepts

In keeping with scientific pluralism I have tried to use my artificial intelligence A.s.a. H. to create/discover alternative concepts with which to model reality. As Asa explores/experiences the world it typically learns more than the fundamental human concepts (e.g., my blog of 5 Nov. 2015 and things like Wierzbicka's semantic primes/natural semantic metalanguage).  But it is difficult to identify and characterize any original (non-human) concepts since Asa can form distributed representations as well as local ones. This also makes it difficult for us to understand what human concepts Asa has acquired. Hand coding and tuning of Asa's hierarchical memory is of some help with this.

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