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Model Code

The ultimate goal is a consideration of how to create a working model of the human mind using a computer. Since no one knows how to do that yet (or if it’s even possible to do), there’s a lot of guesswork involved, and our best result can only be a very rough estimate. 1,624 more words


what percolates through the membrane of the self...

I am much less than I think I am
and so much more than I could ever imagine

I am a specific pattern of engagement with the environment… 9 more words

Search Problems in AI

Let’s talk about Search, the most basic of techniques in AI. Search provides a very broad framework for modeling problems, almost any problem can be modeled as a search problem (e.g., finding the shortest path between two cities, finding the best next move in a game of chess, or finding the best sequence of stock trades).A search problem consists of: 907 more words

Artificial Intelligence

Theorizing Socio-Spatial Relations

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:

‘Theorizing socio-spatial relations’ (B. Jessop, N. Brenner and M.R. Jones), … 5,963 more words

Short Works

Searching the Jagged Boundary Space Part I: Attractors & Bifurcations

The central piece of this blog series will be Jens Rasmussen model of system safety as it pertains to software development. Specifically it will expand on this safety model and clarify, sometimes by analogy with concepts borrowed from other fields, what it means to fail and how we can cope with failure through resilience. 1,443 more words

Software Development

An argument against the claim that the universe's current state is unlikely

The following is an email I sent to a friend after watching a debate between William Lane Craig and Felmon Davis. To be clear, this is not an endorsement of secular humanism, which I think makes specious claims about the nature of morality in order to make it more palatable. 826 more words


Rave review for The Price we Pay (in French)

Harold Crooks’ newly-released documentary The Price we Pay exposing the scandal of tax avoidance and evasion on the part of corporations and wealthy individuals has been making waves. 114 more words