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A New Theory on Brains

Jeff HawkinsTED talk on brain science got me thinking. He posits that the act of thinking is about predicting, rather than about behavior. This model of reasoning makes sense, and will simplify the computer modeling of thought.

What I find interesting is that our own brian is not great at prediction. We are making progress in the study of our own biases and their impact on prediction and decision making.

For discussion, “Judgement under Uncertainty” is a must read; a collection of papers on our known biases.

When we computerize this model, do we introduce the same or similar biases? Does it make sense in silicon, to recreate our own limitations? What happens when we invent a new form of consciousness with bias removed?

Jeff’s talk is here:

ps. TED talks are a great way to pass time on flights.