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Backpropagation

  The Fall of Artificial Neural Networks: XOR gates In the 1969 book ‘Perceptrons: an introduction to computational geometry’, Marvin Minsky and Seymour Papert demonstrated that single-layer Artificial Neural Networks could not even implement an XOR (‘exclusive or’) logical function. This was a … Continue reading

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The Mind of Society

(This is the thirteenth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series and a rather abstract one at that.) 57: Social Hierarchical Agents Recall that Part 4 of this series (‘Rules, Hierarchy and Prediction’) considered the merits of ‘rule utilitarianism’ and … Continue reading

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Alief, Belief and C-lief

This is the fourth part of the talk ‘Free Will / Free Won’t’. Notes in the text in the form [ABC] can be found by following the above link. 17. Tamar Gendler’s concept of ‘Alief’ ‘Alief’ is a word concocted … Continue reading

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