Ant Paths – A Simulation

September 27th, 2006

I have come up with another approach to simulating learning. This one seems more interesting than the previous one and is, I hope, no more difficult to program. Click on the link below to read about this plan to create a program that “learns” in a somewhat “bottom up” way. Here is my first […]

A Program that Learns ?

September 10th, 2006

In the previous Blog entry (“New” Consciousnesses) I wrote some thoughts engendered by reading the book “Emergence”. I put in a link to an exerpt from the book. That excerpt has given me an idea for a program that I think catches some of the “bottom up” intelligence discussed in the book. I have put […]

‘New” Consciousnesses

September 2nd, 2006

I have re-started reading “Emergence”, a book by Steven Johnson, about “bottom up” intelligence – one example being an ant colony. The full title of the book is “Emergence – The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software. Click here for an excerpt from this book. This triggered a thought today that perhaps “death” […]