RE: Implementation

From: Higgo James <>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 10:03:33 +0100

You dont need 10^(10^16) bytes as one response is approriate to an enormous
range of inputs. A subsystem between the sensors and the HLUT converts
inputs into one of say 10^6 possible input-classes which is checked against
a much smaller HLUT. Or better yet, the input bounces around a huge array of
tiny HLUTS until one picks up on it and responds by modifying the input (an
internal qualia-like experience) or requesting an output. Funnily enough,
that's how your brain works.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gilles HENRI []
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 9:41 AM
> To: ''
> Subject: RE: Implementation
> >Gilles HENRI <>:
> >> ... HLUT. As defined by Hans, it is ONLY programmed to
> >> handle language, through exchange of ASCII characters
> >> (am I wrong, Hans?).
> >
> >That's as far as the last posting went. But it could have gone
> >further to define the "robotic" HLUT, organized exactly like the
> >synchronous ASCII version, but with a finer time resolution (maybe a
> >microsecond cycle) and connected to a robot instead of a teletype.
> >It would be fast enough to absorb serially-multiplexed data bytes
> >from digital cameras, microphones, force and other digital sensors
> >distributed on the robot, and output control bytes to digital
> >controllers for the robot's motors. Instead of encoding every
> >possible typed conversation its inhabitant could possibly have, the
> >table would encode all possible physical life experiences the robot
> >could have (using only 10^(10^16) bytes for a century-long life).
> only 10^(10^16) bytes...hum. However, it will still be insufficient
> because
> some of our inputs/outputs come from our own analogic structure (our own
> body). If your robot has another structure and has a correct
> representation
> of its environment, he must abandon the idea that he is a human.What if I
> ask him "how far can you spit?" or "Try this newly dicovered drug and tell
> me how you feel?". (Contrary to all HLUT or UD-type machines, this kind of
> questions is very usual and common among human beings!!).
> I think you will agree that your robot should be programmed to answer
> following its own structure rather the human one (answering "I have no
> saliva to spit" or "I cannot absorb any drug!") . But how do you imagine
> the physical structure of a machine handling 10^(10^16) bytes?
> Gilles
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