07 Nov 2023 02:48 - 07 Nov 2023 02:54
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    • Good Old Fashioned AI, the kind that actually tried to model human thinking with carefully designed symbolic computational procedures. Quite different in methods and purpose from the AI of today, which relies on machine learning from massive datasets. There is just a deep cultural divide between the two camps, which actually dates back much further than the recent triumphs of the ML approach. Goes back at least to Minsky and Papert's eviscertation of the neural/ML models of an early day in Perceptrons.
    • Whereas GOFAI is fundamentally discrete or digital (a proposition is either true or false), LLMs and other deep learning machines work via continuous mathematics, everything is a numerical probability and the space being explored is smooth (continuous).