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Benjamin Goertzel
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Lives in Tai Po, Hong Kong
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Musing about inference control, biography and episodic memory
This is just some notes-to-myself type rambling about declarative and episodic memory and reasoning ... stuff I'm thinking through in the back of my mind related to some ongoing OpenCog detailed-design work.... It occurred to me last week that inference con...
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Wild-ass shit: P-adic physics, p-adic complex probabilities and the Eurycosm
(some fairly out-there technical/cosmic musings/speculations …) This post is best read while listening to 1:39:55 and onwards of  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzBslbMJdRU I have been skimming (not yet carefully reading) some bits
and pieces of the radica...
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Kafka in the morning
As Ruiting lay in bed this morning,, I handed her a book I was reading — some lit-crib essays by Walter Benjamin — so she could read a passage about Kafka (a conversation between Max Brod and Kafka): ‘I remember,’ Brod writes, ‘ a conversation with Kafka wh...
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In What Sense Does Deep Learning Reflect the Laws of Physics?
“Technology Review” is making a fuss about an article by Lin and Tegmark  on why deep learning works.   To wit: Physicists have discovered what makes neural networks so extraordinarily powerful Nobody understands why deep neural networks are so good at solv...
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For the same reason, our most coherent models of morality will be hierarchical in the orthogonal domains of values and instrumental methods.
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Flying Last Class -- My Immediate and Unceremonious Deportation from Nigeria, the Joys of Moroccan Airport Transit Area Imprisonment, and the Hassles of Doing Business in Africa
(No technical material today -- this one is pure "travel nightmare non-fiction", with some related general political commentary at the end....) I recall Warren Buffett stating at some point. that, while
he ate the same hamburgers and used the same laptops a...
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Coherent Extrapolated Valuation (CEVa): Another Stab at Defining a Future-Looking Human-Friendly Value System
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Today I'll come back to an old topic -- my old chum Eliezer
Yudkowsky's intriguing yet ill-founded notion of " Coherent ExtrapolatedVolition" (CEV). The core idea of CEV is, as Eli put it, In poetic terms, our coherent extrapolated volition is our...
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Morphics and Ethics
Reading the news about the Duterte, new Philippine leader, killing thousands of accused drug dealers and drug users without trial ... and noticing so many generally good-hearted Filipinos defend him on the grounds that he's "cleaning up the country" ... rem...
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Wild-ass shit: P-adic physics, p-adic complex probabilities and the Eurycosm
(some fairly out-there technical/cosmic musings/speculations …) This post is best read while listening to 1:39:55 and onwards of  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzBslbMJdRU I have been skimming (not yet carefully reading) some bits
and pieces of the radica...
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"Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist."
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Does Modern Evidence Refute Chomskyan Universal Grammar?
Scientific American says, in a recent article, “ Evidence Rebuts Chomsky’s Theory of Language Learning ” … Does it?  Well, sort of.  Partly.  But not as definitively as the article says. Michael Tomasello, whose work I love, argues in the article that Choms...
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You are understating the impotence and relevance  of Pirahã .

Its a linguistic Control for Hypotheses because unlike non "obscure" languages its geographically and historically isolated.

You cant make universal claims for languages wtih cultural , historic and linguistic connections.

Chomsky's "Universal" Grammar is a not-even - thinly -veiled Creatonist Myth.
And lIke Its Old Testament Forebear, it's racist to non-human persons.
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The Semantic Primitives Enabling Universal Computation and Probabilistic Logic...
I have been musing a bit about combinatory and probabilistic
logic, and what they have to teach us philosophically.    It’s perhaps an obvious sort of point, but
to me it’s interesting to reflect on these basic foundations and try to
understand what are the...
I have been musing a bit about combinatory and probabilistic logic, and what they have to teach us philosophically. It’s perhaps an obvious sort of point, but to me it’s interesting to reflect on these basic foundations and...
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Coherent Extrapolated Valuation (CEVa): Another Stab at Defining a Future-Looking Human-Friendly Value System
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Today I'll come back to an old topic -- my old chum Eliezer
Yudkowsky's intriguing yet ill-founded notion of " Coherent ExtrapolatedVolition" (CEV). The core idea of CEV is, as Eli put it, In poetic terms, our coherent extrapolated volition is our...
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Coherent Extrapolated Valuation (CEVa): Another Stab at Defining a Future-Looking Human-Friendly Value System
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Today I'll come back to an old topic -- my old chum Eliezer
Yudkowsky's intriguing yet ill-founded notion of " Coherent ExtrapolatedVolition" (CEV). The core idea of CEV is, as Eli put it, In poetic terms, our coherent extrapolated volition is our...
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Cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur and author; pre-transhuman; would-be immortal
Bragging rights
Created the first superhuman AGI in 2023
Education
  • Temple University
    PhD Mathematics, 1989
  • Simon's Rock College of Bard
    BA Quantitative Studies, 1985
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Gender
Decline to State
Birthday
December 8
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In a relationship
Work
Employment
  • AGI Society
    Chairman, present
  • OpenCog Foundation
    Chairman, present
  • Humanity+
    Director, present
  • Biomind LLC
    Chairman, present
  • Novamente LLC
    Chairman, present
  • Aidyia Holdings
    Chief Scientist, present
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Currently
Tai Po, Hong Kong
Previously
Rockville, Maryland