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Reluctant Heretic


Los Altos, CA
Hometown: Los Altos

Organizer since:

August 17, 2007


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Director of Research at Syntience Inc., an AI research startup company in Silicon Valley. We are using Artificial Intuition, a so-called Connectome Algorithm, to create Understanding Machines. Connectome Algorithms are brain-inspired Model Free Methods; a core tenet of my theory is that Models (e.g. scientific models, theories, hypotheses, equations, formulas and computer programs) cannot be made of the domains where AI has to operate. The only alternative is to use so-called Model Free Methods. All of these are already used, mainly in the life sciences, but I'm likely the only one who has examined these methods as a group and determined that they alone are capable of performing "Automated Reduction", i.e. to create and use Models. In other words, if you want to build an AI, then you must restrict your algorithms to only use these Model Free Methods. This is a major paradigm shift in AI research; it has been underway for several years but we can now see exactly what path to follow.


I am an AI researcher, futurist, cryonicist, and nanoTech follower. I approach AI from an Epistemological and Philosophy of Science angle, which is quite unusual and (I hope) brings a different flavor to a fraction of our MeetUps.

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