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Intelligence and the Brain: A Quick Summary

This is the concluding posting of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’ which simply summarizes major points in a small number of bullet points: Intelligence has been presented here with reference to Karl Friston’s ‘Free Energy’ tentative theory of how the brain … Continue reading

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Agent versus Environment: An Analogy

Agent versus Environment: An Analogy This posting forms part of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’. Here, I look at the demarcation between an agent and its environment, with reference to Karl Friston’s ‘Variational Free Energy’ theory. Agents are frequently … 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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Entropy, Intelligence and Life

This posting forms part of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’. On its own, here, it  provides an as-simple-as-I-can-make-it introduction to the ideas underpinning Karl Friston’s ‘Variational Free Energy’ theory which link what the brain is doing to create intelligence to … 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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