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The Society of Mind (2007)

By Marvin Minsky

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This course is an introduction to a theory that tries to explain how minds are made from collections of simpler processes. The subject treats such aspects of thinking as vision, language, learning, reasoning, memory, consciousness, ideals, emotions, and personality. Ideas incorporate psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science to resolve theoretical issues such as whole vs. parts, structural vs. functional descriptions, declarative vs. procedural representations, symbolic vs. connectionist models, and logical vs. common-sense theories of learning.

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Lecture 03

Starts out, "I have no presentation for today. Marvin Minsky will be back tomorrow"
No teaching involved as far as I can measure. Students commenting and moderator/teacher is yeah/yeah.
Audio is terrible. Teacher is clear (voice audio), but students talking can hardly hear.
Presentation starts out with, "any questions on what we have read for today?" How does this help us at the listening side. No summary of subject; going endlessly to knowwhere.


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  • Category: Technology
  • Language: English

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