In a previous post we discussed computational vs "biological thinking" and the question of why we assume that chunking the world in a specific way is automatically right. The outcome was that it is not obvious why the sentence (i) Linda is a bank teller and a feminist should always be analysed as containing two… Continue reading Jottings III: the problem with propositions
Jottings II: Style of play, style of thought – human knowledge as a collection of local maxima
Pursuant to the last note, it is interesting to ask the following question: if human discovery of a game space like the one in go centers around what could be a local maxima, and computers can help us find other maxima and so play in an "alien" way -- i.e. a way that is not… Continue reading Jottings II: Style of play, style of thought – human knowledge as a collection of local maxima
Jottings I: What does style of play tell us?
If we examine the space of all possible chess games we should be able to map out all games a really played look at how they are distributed in the game space (what are the dimensions of a game space, though?). It is possible that these games cluster in different ways and we could then… Continue reading Jottings I: What does style of play tell us?