David Chalmers speaking to Jeffery Mishlove about phenomenology, subjective experience, and of course consciousness. p.s. I recommend Chalmers' paper on The Extended Mind, and this wonderful, long debate between Chalmers' colleagues at NYU Gary Marcus, and Yann Lecun.
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Forecasting is necessary because the modern economic system with its related social order is highly dynamic in character. What we usually call the economic machine is, in effect, a living organism which has much in common with the characteristics of living organisms in the animal and vegetable kingdoms. And behind the outward and visible change … Continue reading Complexity and Sensemaking in 1931
When we (humans) were part of the production process (say of a shoe), we would put our touch on it, so shoe ‘a’ was different than shoe ‘b’. We might have picked a different material, finished with a different stitch, or run out of a certain sole material. The differentiation was embedded in every stage … Continue reading Embedded Craft vs Embossed Craft
When we say that something is multidimensional it means it has different, & unconnected variables. So when we run a query (make a decision) we flatten this multidimensional picture into a rendered state (word, opinion, decision). It hard to visualize this when it goes beyond the 3 dimensions, but consider the number of inputs and … Continue reading Dimensionality
Until fairly recently, computers could not be said to learn. To create a machine that learns to think more efficiently was a big challenge. In the same sense, one of the things that I wonder about is how we'll be able to teach a machine to know what it doesn’t know but that it might … Continue reading Mary Catherine Bateson on Not Knowing What We Need To Know
Marketing is one of those complex fields of human activity, like military strategy or sex, where efficiency and effectiveness are poorly correlated. In many settings, economically illogical behaviour is advantageous because it is unexpected. Likewise in relationships, humans instinctively shy away from people who are "economically efficient". It is not that businesses do … Continue reading Sutherland on Efficiency