Re: poly: Recombinant Growth

From: Damien R. Sullivan <>
Date: Fri Aug 07 1998 - 18:45:32 PDT

On Aug 7, 2:51pm, Hal Finney wrote:

> It was not clear though that the random creation process would produce
> a high enough concentration of good ideas that this plan will work.

As Hofstadter says, the trick is in representing ideas and concepts in the
first place. With the right form -- he favors a sloppy spreading-activation
network -- creativity is easy, and you get to worry about criticism. With the
wrong form you have noise or brittleness.

But at a low enough level I can't think of any way for things to be _other_
than random variation run through a filter.

-xx- Damien X-)
Received on Sat Aug 8 01:28:55 1998

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