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Corner Prism

an image 27K A former member Oct 25, 2010

Behavior, Purpose, and Teleology - 1943

Famous and influential 1943 paper by Arturo Rosenblueth, Norbert Wiener, Julian Bigelow at the start of the cybernetics movement. Important in the history of thinking about AI, and in the assumptions still with the field.

Adobe Acrobat file 102K Mark C. Oct 1, 2010


A great intro to Deacon and Peirce for this group. He's an excellent communicator. He makes fundamental clarifications of muddled yet critically important ideas. And makes it look so easy. Terrific in person.

Adobe Acrobat file 145K Mark C. Jun 9, 2010

van Driem - The Language Organism - Leiden Theory of Language Ev

I wish there were more details here, but big linguisticky ideas, boldly writ. God as parasitic mental construct.

Adobe Acrobat file 24K Mark C. Jun 23, 2009

Kortlandt - A Parasitological View of Non-Constructible Sets

1985 Paper on language as parasite. Deep, provocative but annoying. Remember in that year we were still all going to die in nuclear fire or winter. Especially in European universities.

Adobe Acrobat file 135K Mark C. Jun 23, 2009

Turing 1950 paper - Computing Machinery and Intelligence

Big gay Al: "The original question, "Can machines think?" I believe to be too meaningless to deserve discussion." Then Turing predicts about year 2000 in the next sentence. Please read, closely. Includes original Turing Test! Objections from ESP!

Adobe Acrobat file 81K Mark C. Apr 12, 2009


Edwin Hutchins' important 2000 paper on distributed cognitive processes. As thinking happens "in the wild," mental processes and actions are organized both within and across the external world and within and often across several mental "entities."

Adobe Acrobat file 41K Mark C. Apr 12, 2009


Response to Kennita's reference to "Ask the Experts" question: "Can computers think? Can they Feel?"

Adobe Acrobat file 28K Joshua A. Apr 11, 2009

Networks and consciousness

The slides from the 8/17 Social Networks and Consciousness

a .pptx file 715K Donald S. Aug 18, 2008


"What Makes Something A (Digital) Computer? Why Not Just Any Computational Interpretation Is Sufficient" by Robert Stufflebeam

HTML file 34K A former member Aug 23, 2007


"Ascribing Mental Qualities to Machines", by John McCarthy

Adobe Acrobat file 294K A former member Aug 23, 2007


An Brief Overview of Artificial Intelligence

PowerPoint presentation 873K Junling H. Feb 13, 2007

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