Do grid like cells appear in the neocortex?

Grid cells exist in the entorhinal cortex (EC) and are known to fire for spatial navigation on a hexagrid structure. Grid cells along with the other cells in the EC are implicated as a key component that allows for generalization and conceptual maps in the human brain. Recently I was reading “A Framework for Intelligence… Continue reading Do grid like cells appear in the neocortex?

The human mind is an autonomous interlinked model building database of the world

My definition of intelligence has become refined over time. In my article about the the human mind being a simulation engine, I already wrote out some of the points I am going to make, but my thinking has on the topic has become more clear. The human mind is composed of tens of thousands of… Continue reading The human mind is an autonomous interlinked model building database of the world

Compositional vs composable in AGI research

These 2 terms are talked often in software development, philosophy of language, and machine learning. Sometimes they are used interchangeably and I’m not sure if that is on purpose or not, but their definitions are related and similar, but with slight differences. Compositional means that the meaning of the whole expression or structure of something… Continue reading Compositional vs composable in AGI research

Use a zettelkasten to amplify your thoughts

I remember when I ran across this blog post: https://blog.kewah.com/2021/write-more-but-shorter/ Then I read this blog post: https://critter.blog/2020/10/02/write-5x-more-but-write-5x-less/ Then I researched more and found this: https://writingcooperative.com/zettelkasten-how-one-german-scholar-was-so-freakishly-productive-997e4e0ca125 And then my writing exploded. A zettelkasten is a simple writing method that amplifies your writing , memory, thoughts, research, note taking, or any non-fiction writing you may want to… Continue reading Use a zettelkasten to amplify your thoughts

We can brute force AGI with a realistic physics simulator

“An unknown, but potentially large, fraction of animal and human intelligence is a direct consequence of the perceptual and physical richness of our environment, and is unlikely to arise without it”. – John Locke (1632-1704) As we already know, AGI is probably the hardest problem mankind can work on and we do not have a… Continue reading We can brute force AGI with a realistic physics simulator

A computational definition of understanding

Computer scientists and researchers constantly argue on whether a computer can ever understand anything like humans. One of the main reasons for the confusion is because the definition of “to understand” is not clear enough to implement in a computer.From the Merrimack dictionary, “To Understand ” means: to know the meaning of (something, such as… Continue reading A computational definition of understanding