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"...outstanding...Overall, Bach inspires the reader to embrace the possibilities of AI, and his account of PSI theory and hte MicroPSI architecture and framework provide us with an exciting and fruitful new perspective on cognitive science and the philosophy of the mind."--PsycCRITIQUES
About the Author
Joscha Bach graduated in Computer Science and Philosophy at Humboldt University of Berlin, and received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabruck. His research activities in the field of Artificial Intelligence included computational modeling of social interaction, affective computing, mental representation, and robotic soccer. Between 2002 and 2007, he directed the development of the cognitive architecture MicroPsi. Currently, he is developing AI methods for the organization of textual data at a startup company in Berlin, Germany.
Joscha Bach, author of this book, presented parts of this -in my opinion- comprehensive treatise at the 30. Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg, Dec. 29, 2013: [...]
His basic concepts are similar to the ones of Gerald Edelman's "Theory of Neuronal Group Selection", except that -as far as I understand it- Bach (1) does not introduce neural Darwinism as the model for how the brain selects among entries in our memory (Edelman bases this tenet on the analogy between brain and immune system). (2) seems not to allow fuzziness (Edelman calls it "degeneracy") of memory entries.
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