Hallucination, prediction, guessing

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

Computational vs Biological Thinking (Man / Machine XII)

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)