Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Curse of Materialism or Why People Like Jeff Hawkins and Geoffrey Hinton Will Never Figure Out AGI

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I Just Realized Something Funny

Last night, while trying to understand the reasons that Jeff Hawkins, the founder of Numenta, arrived at his location hypothesis (which he erroneously believes is the secret to strong AI or AGI), it occurred to me that materialists like Hawkins will never figure out AGI. Mainstream AI researchers all work under the assumption that the physical brain is all there is to the mind and consciousness. It is a crippling delusion that forces them to conflate conscious/spiritual experiences with physical, cause-effect intelligence. I bursted out laughing. I find the whole thing irresistibly hilarious.

The Curse of Materialism

Jeff Hawkins is an avowed materialist and atheist. So are probably over 99% of professional AI researchers. They are extremely proud of it and will denigrate and blacklist everyone (including yours truly) who does not believe as they do. It is a particularly dangerous religion because these are people who are hoping to create superintelligent machines to worship. What is funny to me is that they don't realize that they shot mainstream AGI research in the foot with their own gun. As a Christian, I think the irony is exquisite. I'm still laughing as I write.

Hawkins came up with his location hypothesis because he is convinced that the 3D vista that he sees in front of his eyes is somehow represented physically in the circuitry of the brain. In other words, Hawkins believes that the brain models the world. He is a GOFAI scientist whether or not he realizes it. This is precisely the type of AI that the late Professor Hubert Dreyfus railed against: The world is its own model. Unfortunately, Dreyfus's words fell onto deaf ears. The entire mainstream AI community is laboring under the curse of materialism.

There Is No 3-Dimensional Model of the World in the Brain

The materialist sees a 3D world in front of him. But since he is convinced that the mind is the brain and that everything he experiences is also in the brain, he is forced to conclude that the brain maintains a 3D model of the world. It is a powerful illusion. This is why Hawkins believes that the brain must have special circuitry to generate a location signal.

It is true that we see a 3D vista but there is no 3D vista in the brain or anywhere else. It is supernatural. The brain only works with neuronal spikes. We consciously experience distance but there is no distance in the brain. Distance, space and volume are not physical properties. They are abstract entities that are part of the spirit or soul or whatever you want to call the non-physical entity that allows us to be conscious of certain physical processes in the brain. No, they are not magic. They are part of the Yin-Yang reality that we exist in. If you think distance, space and volume are physical entities, just ask yourself, what are they made of? What are their constituents?

But don't tell any of this to the likes of Jeff Hawkins and Geoffrey Hinton. They are liable to have an apoplectic fit. I will not belabor the point. This is something that requires deep thinking in order to undo the damage done to your minds by your upbringing in a world of lies and deception. Please read Why We Have a Supernatural Soul if you are interested.

PS. I am still laughing, hahaha...HAHAHA...hahaha... Sorry.

See Also:

A Critique of Numenta’s Location Hypothesis
The World Is Its Own Model or Why Hubert Dreyfus Is Still Right About AI
Why We Have a Supernatural Soul
Ex-Google Executive Registers First Church of AI With IRS

3 comments:

Robert said...

... assumption that the physical brain is all there is to the mind and consciousness. It is a crippling delusion that forces them to conflate conscious/spiritual experiences with physical, cause-effect intelligence... It is a powerful illusion... but there is no 3D vista in the brain or anywhere else. It is supernatural... This is something that requires deep thinking...


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Anonymous said...

So what is the nature of memory, the brain uses
"not to model the world"? Is there any?

A./

Louis Savain said...

So what is the nature of memory, the brain uses
"not to model the world"? Is there any?


I've been writing about the organization of the brain's memory for some time. The brain does not represent the world internally. As it learns, it creates a multitude of sensors to sense events in the world as they occur. It can retain a high-level record of sensed events but it's neither accurate nor complete. It's a fuzzy record that can be written over in time.