Tyler Cowen makes a series of excellent points in a recent post where he muses over the value of large model hallucinations. He notes that he would not like for these systems to stop hallucinating, since the hallucinations have value in representing something. What this something is, he suggests, could be our statistical average view… Continue reading Hallucination, prediction, guessing
Time is a funny thing, and the perspectives that you can get if you shift time around are extraordinarily valuable. Take a simple example: not long ago it was common to engage in building things that would take more than one generation to finish - giant houses, cathedrals and organizations. Today we barely engage in… Continue reading What is your cathedral?
Our study of thinking has so far been characterised by a need to formalize thinking. Ever since Boole's "Laws of Thought" the underlying assumption and metaphor for thinking has been mathematical or physical - even mechanical and always binary. Logic has been elevated to the position of pure thought, and we have even succumbed to thinking that is… Continue reading Computational vs Biological Thinking (Man / Machine XII)