Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Organised Chaos

A big part of our strength as humans comes from our forgetfulness and our detachment from our memories. Things are there, but only if they are triggered. Our creativity comes from connecting things that wouldn't normally be connected. We don't figure it out, we feel it out. Artificial Intelligence first beat people at Chess by crunching the numbers. It took it to the next level by beating humans in Go by learning to learn. Where we still excel is at bringing our special form of crazy to the table. No one sees the world as we do. A computer couldn't because it would have to forget everything else it knew. Even then, it is not clear what we remember and what we don't. It depends on our mood and which thoughts and feelings happen to bump into each other on the street. We add the logic and rigour later. If we feel like it.


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