Ignoring timescales and computational complexity, how is human level intelligence even possible? What really happened during the “Great Leap” into modern human behavior? What evidence is necessary to create a theoretical model for any agent’s behavior?
– Utilize experimental findings and evidence from archaeological artifacts, animal cognition, and primate research.
– Investigate these cognitive milestones via research from neuroscience, psychology, and evolutionary biology.
– Validate cognitive functions and behavioral capacity by analyzing it’s mathematical and computational viability.
What logic operates on our experiences to create intelligent behavior?
Below is an outline for a forthcoming research paper. All content is unpublished and work in-progress drafts.
Towards a General Theory of Mind
2.1 Social Evolution
3.1 Consciousness as a Normalizer
4.0 Mathematical Nature of Hard and Easy Problem
4.1 Phenomenal Experience
4.2 Awareness and Access Consciousness
5.0 Brain Plasticity and Consciousness
5.1 Role of Memory
5.2 Stimuli and Value
6.0 Conceivability: Zombies and Strong AI
6.1 Feasibility of AI
7.0 Ethics & Future Outlook for AI Research
As worldwide research efforts ramp up, ethical concerns of abuse with adult and child subjects is the immediate threat. In terms of future impact, massive investments from private and government sectors is analogous to the still on-going nuclear arms race.
In collaboration with Cognitive Algorithms Laboratory
Patel, Suketu. “An Evolutionary Based Mathematical Model for Consciousness.” ASSC 16. Association of the Scientific Study of Consciousnes. Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. 5 July. 2012. Poster presentation. Page 132
Consilience – Consilience is the key to unification. The word “consilience” was first used by the philosopher and historian of science William Whewell in 1840. It refers to a “jumping together” of knowledge by the linking of facts and fact-based theory across disciplines to create a common groundwork of explanation.
- Epistemology – The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge.
- Cognitive Neuroscience – The mapping of brain activity, defining mental development and process.
- Behavioral Genetics – The identification of the hereditary basis of mental development and process.
- Evolutionary Biology – The reconstruction of the evolutionary history of life and its determinants.
- Environmental Science – The description of the environment to which humanity has adapted.
- Numerical Cognition -sub-discipline of cognitive science that studies the cognitive, developmental and neural bases of numbers and mathematics.
- Evolutionary Psychology – an approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological structure from a modern evolutionary perspective.
- Philosophy of Mind – branch of philosophy that studies the nature of the mind, mental events, mental functions, mental properties, consciousness, and their relationship to the physical body, particularly the brain.
- Foundations of Mathematics – is the study of the logical and philosophical basis of mathematics
- Computer Science/Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence –
- Theory of Computation/Computational Learning Theory – how efficiently problems can be solved on a model of computation, using an algorithm.
- Anthropology – study of humans. Its main subdivisions are cultural anthropology, which describes the workings of societies around the world
- Archaeology – study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data
- Consciousness – is the quality or state of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity
- Theology/Spiritual/Religion –