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Could Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

This is the first part of the talk ‘Could Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ about machine consciousness. The complete talk will eventually be available here. 1.Science Fiction The title of this talk is obviously derived from the famous Philip K. Dick … Continue reading

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Free Energy: Criticisms and Conjectures

This posting forms part of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’. Here, I look at some criticisms of Karl Friston’s ‘Variational Free Energy’ theory and add some observations. 26. But Is It True? Argument: Friston’s ‘Variational Free Energy’ theory has … Continue reading

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Talk: Intelligence and the Brain

What is ‘intelligence’? What is the brain actually doing? How is intelligence physically realised in the brain? Quite how the brain manages to achieve what it does remains elusive. It’s true that almost every day there are news stories that … Continue reading

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Not Just a Pack of Neurons

The Neuron Doctrine Francis Crick famously said ‘you’re nothing but a pack of neurons’ and there are numerous projects underway to recreate a ‘pack of neurons’ (the network of neural interconnections, called the ‘connectome’) in computers. For example: The ‘Blue … Continue reading

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