somatic environment v2

A list of what parts of the environment can be built now without having to worry about data structures and algorithms. Ability to quickly generate parametric building and houses. Ability to generate agents that can move around. Ability to turn on/off debug mode (FPS,camera,reset physics, etc) Some base environments Draw out some terrain with hills,… Continue reading somatic environment v2

Ideal schedule

4:30 am wake up 4:30-5 am meditate 5-8 am study and research 8-9 am family prep 9-12 pm engineering work 12-1 pm lunch 1-1:30 pm nature 1:30-2 pm emails 2-3 exercise 3-4 pm personal work 5-6 pm admin work 6-7 pm dinner 7-8 pm family time 8-9 pm self reflect, plan for tomorrow 9-10 pm… Continue reading Ideal schedule

Notes on “Time, space, and events in language and cognition: a comparative view”

I recently learned about Peter Gärdenfors and his idea on conceptual spaces using Voronoi tesselations. I have been reading through some of his papers and came across this paper that he co-authored with Chris Sinha in 2014: Time, space, and events in language and cognition: a comparative view I have been studying time as well… Continue reading Notes on “Time, space, and events in language and cognition: a comparative view”

Notes on Judea Pearl

I’ve known about Judea Pearl and his work for many years, but I just started studying it in detail. Many recent papers I have read directly cite his work. In thinking about my model building engine theory, cause and effect is one of the central ideas that came about from that thought experiment. If humans… Continue reading Notes on Judea Pearl

The Language of Thought hypothesis and Compositionality was worked on hundreds of years before computers existed!

I just learned Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), famous for inventing calculus, was also interested in the philosophy of mind. He proposed a concept called the Alphabet of human thought, which is an idea that says there is a universal way to represent all human thought with small primitive components. With these primitive components, we should… Continue reading The Language of Thought hypothesis and Compositionality was worked on hundreds of years before computers existed!

Analysis of functional types of adjectives in the English language

The definition of an adjective is a word that modifies or describes attributes of a noun. Another definition: “Adjectives describe or limit the qualities of people, things, and abstractions.” I’m interested to understand everything about adjectives so that I can have a theory of how to better implement them into computational models. I focused on… Continue reading Analysis of functional types of adjectives in the English language

Notes on “Programs as Causal Models: Speculations on Mental Programs and Mental Representations”

I just read the paper from Nick Chater and Mike Oaksford. I found this paper from reading “Creativity, Compositionality, and Common Sense in Human Goal Generation”. Very cool paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23855554/ They follow Judea Pearl’s thinking that counterfactuals and causality are central to intelligence, both natural and artificial intelligence. I know of Judea Pearl’s work and… Continue reading Notes on “Programs as Causal Models: Speculations on Mental Programs and Mental Representations”