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15 Mar The Random Hamlet

Office Monkey

For building an automated language understanding and translation system, I believe that adding random factors to the model for “fuzzy” reasoning is needed and important. The questions are:  How do we use random factors to improve the outcomes of the process? Where do we insert random factors into the model? How do we implement random […]

30 Dec Aristotle and von Neumann

Mechanical Brain

In the 1950’s, John von Neumann compared the computer to the brain. Scientific inquiry that laid the foundation for that comparison, however, had begun long before. The influence of the Greek philosopher Aristotle’s association theory (metaphysics), for example, is evident in neural net theory. In The Computer and the Brain, Dr. von Neumann describes how […]

21 Jun The Coming Revolution


Another Revolution in  Computing – Knowledge Processing Where cognition and computation converge…the brink of the coming revolution? As James Bailey puts it, “The reason today’s electronic computers seem benign is that the true electronic revolution has not happened yet.” Bailey compares our current phase of computerization to the stage of history “when muscle tasks were […]

11 Jun Dawn of The Age of Knowledge

Age of Knowledge

Sunset in The Information Age We stand in the waning days of the Information Age. Certainly the information already available to the searching mind through printed, recorded, and encoded electronic media spans the universe of fact and imagination. I have been told that we are now entering the Age of Context. This is exciting to […]

06 Jun [Martin, 1996]

28 May Science Fiction

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22 May [Niven 1974]

14 May [Capra 1996]

12 May [Adams 1986] Hitchhiker’s Guide

12 May [Adams 1982] Life the Universe and Everything

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