Sam123 replied 11 years ago (Nov 10th 2012, 9:21:03 am)
Dear All Members,
Basically as an independent researcher, a graduate student with a background in biomedical science, I am from India, having wide ranging interests in the domain of AI, Cognitive sciences, Philosophy of Mind, and certain interest allied to other social science disciplines including Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Finance, and Cognitive Economics. Having certain contributions in other scientific social networks, I was in search of such a network which is itself motivating, intellectually prominent, and free of homophily and social discrimination as well encompassing a wide ranging audience discussing every possible issues which can be found till I got the reference of Canonizer.com which genuinely suited my quest. I believe my deep rooted interest would definitely find some good audience and support, and in turn, I would genuinely extend my full support to this wonderful platform and the people behind this initiative who have created such a wonderful knowledge propagating podium to express whatever comes in my mind and taps my aptitude, and to those active participants who bring in new knowledge to illuminate our inquisitive mind.
The first thing I noted while joining this knowledge network is that, it is though much like wiki, but with a different savor which is truly innovative where one is free to put down anything on mind and no matter whatever on the paper to further the cause of knowledge generation and value creation by engaging, or agreeing on what that is justifiable, or have much freedom to put forth argument for any such disagreement. The platform seems open to contention and through further agreement or disagreement, the pure refinement of the theories would filter and purify the knowledge shared by and among us, the active members.
The topic which I have proposed is regarding a very contentious issue relating to the theory of machine thinking which I believe is now at its formative years where there is much to do and a great deal of things to explore. On the realms of hedonistic imperatives of AI, the philosophy of this subject had a wonderful beginning as we know from the contributions from Turing, Herbert Simon and Allen Newell, McCarthy, Minsky and other great stalwarts to what it is today, a more matured field wide open for further exploration and development. The marriage of different domains of knowledge including cognitive sciences, psychology, computer science, anthropology, and neuroscience has not only strengthened this particular field, but as also, extended the deeper horizon of AI philosophy to aim for something big as "Machine Thinking" to bridge the gap between human beings and their machine counterparts using the tools of science. To this end, we dream of something novel like hybrid human-artificial mind or a co-processor for our own brain or even brain augmentation technology, the opportunities are abounding as well interestingly open for exploration both by novice and experts. In the longer run, I hope we would be able to address these critical issues in much wider details for a greater number of audience and experts alike and of certain, to quest further to answer "what its' need and what is needed?"
On this endeavor, I believe Canonizer.com can provide us with that right advantage to excel at our collective quest for deeper knowledge.
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,