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Wisecrack336010dI think you would enjoy reading "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hawkins, and his related posts.
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While I'm not uber smart like most SEs, I read and absorbed a *lot* of papers on the subject. For years. Enough to make a few laymen predictions that came true, including that dendrites were likely a 'hub' for analog computation, and that axonal length likely introduced nonlinearities that could be used for computation. Both predictions that would later go on to gather strong support in several studies (but alas the people doing the studies were the ones smart enough to do more than just theorize!)
From what I've seen, Jeff Hawkins knows what hes talking about.
Give him a read. Hes basically the michio kaku (popsci) of AI. Which is probably an insult, all things being equal.
Lor-inc38689dComputers were initially built to get shit done. However, the desire to create, and particularly the desire to create complexity and "intelligence" - be it a very adaptively shaped screwdriver, a coordinated mechanical solution or an arithmetic and decision making device - is definitely a thing. Humans like to play god, I guess.
Pic: adaptively shaped screwdriver