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QUEST Discussion Topics, 2/11

QUEST Discussion Topics
Feb 11, 2011

1.) We want to finish our discussion of implementing the ‘elevator story’ points of emphasis for QUEST solutions and mapping those onto the driver problems of Layered Sensing, ISHM, Cyber and Biometrics. We will specifically return to both the QUEST summary talk and the recent paper on Global Workspace Theory by Arrabeles (see handouts from last week).
2.) Another paper on generating inside a computer an ‘artificial quale’ – the paper by Sejnowski on generating a representation for the quale of White. This paper points out the limitation of some current models of population decoding that they treat the process as a purely physical analog one rather than one that has quasi-symbolic aspects with only an arbitrary connection to the physical world. This is very consistent with our QUEST view of Sys2 representation
The title of the paper is ‘Seeing White: Qualia in the Context of Decoding Population Codes’, by Lehky and Sejnowski. We cannot provide a copy of it here, anyone interested will have to download it through their own means.
3.) The last topic we want to address is the Nova Science Now episode on intelligent animals which included a sequence on Chaser the border collie that has a thousand word vocabulary and some rudimentary language.

Link to the Chaser video – http://video.pbs.org/video/1778564622
Link to video on dolphins –
Link to video on Pepperburg –
QUEST Discussion Topics, 2/11

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