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    Why artificial intelligence research has been working on the wrong problem. Slow down to learn from Monica Anderson.

    My talk at Stanford University on May 17, 2014 at the Advancing Humanity Symposium – organized by Stanford Transhumanist Association.
    I discuss Dual Process Theory, The Frame Problem, and some consequences of these for AI research.
    Dual Process Theory is the idea that the human mind has two disparate modes of thinking - Subconscious Intuitive Understanding on one hand and Conscious Logical Reasoning on the other.
    The Frame Problem is the idea that we cannot make comprehensive Models of the World because the world changes behind our backs and any Model we make is immediately obsolete.
    The conclusion is that AI research since the 1950s has been solving the wrong problem.
    I discuss Model Free Methods as an alternative path to AI, capable of sidestepping the Frame Problem.



    https://vimeo.com/111967600
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    Systems thinking is relevant to all professions and academic disciplines that deal with life in one way or another—with living organisms, social systems, or ecosystems. Systems thinking is inherently multidisciplinary and I hope our textbook will help to create a common language for students of all disciplines.

    The language of systems thinking came out of that crisis scientists confronted in the 1920s. Ever since Descartes, they had been searching for the smallest particle—from organisms to cells to molecules to quarks. But when they thought they had found the fundamental constituents of matter, they suddenly realized there are no fundamental constituents. It is all a web of connections and interrelations.

    Systems thinking thus helps us to understand how all the problems we confront are interconnected. There are no isolated solutions. We need interconnected solutions. The problem of energy cannot be solved by finding cheaper sources of energy. If we had hydrogen fusion right now, or some new energy source that was cheap and safe, all our other problems would only get worse. If you fuel a system that is out of balance, you just have the same system but on steroids. We would damage the rainforests, deplete the ecosphere, pollute the air, and increase health problems. In other words, the energy problem is also a health problem and a food problem and a water problem, and it needs to be addressed as such.


    The question Marjorie Kelly asked Fritjof Capra was:

    "Your new book, The Systems View of Life, provides an overview of systems thinking for those in a broad range of professions, from economics and politics to medicine, psychology, and law. Why do you see systems thinking as valuable in so many different setting"


    - See more at: http://greattransition.org/publication/systems-thinking-and-system-change
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    "Circular reasoning is bad mostly because it’s not very good."

    http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/begging-the-question

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    While on the topic of logical fallacies, here are their mental bedfellows, cognitive biases. You can download a PDF of the groupings of biases that occur most frequently in business. Courtesy of McKinsey & Co. https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/files/article/PDF/BiasSpread.pdf
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    ... our children can only do as bad as we are doing, and this is the challenge we are facing - we have to go beyond it. — Gunter Pauli

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    Forget about the fact that while we were doing in the past the right way is going to bring us to the future.
    It is not
    and this is one of the biggest lessons we have
    as parents, we want our kids to be better
    and here is a picture of my little baby
    and my two sons
    we always want it to be better but that means that we have to create the space of our children
    can invent, develop new pathways to the future
    Because if we are only teaching what we know
    our children can only do as bad as we are doing
    and this is the challenge we are facing
    we have to go beyond it.

    ...

    My quest today is to see how can we design a new competitive model
    a business model based on sustainability whereby we define sustainability
    as the capacity to respond to the needs of all with what we have
    and that's the way natural systems do it all the time
    the past twenty years we've been doing things…
    that we thought were the normal way to do it
    but it was an economy that was based on what we did not have
    and so what do we have?
    well, first of all we have a lot of needs
    and since there are so many unmet needs for water, for food, for healthcare, for housing
    there is a growing demand, even at a time of a recession
    and we have the science to develop it
    so much of the science is available
    and we don't use it, it gets buried
    so how do we achieve a sustainable society?
    we achieve a sustainable society when first of all, we think positive
    that's what this conference is all about
    think positive
    second, learn creatively
    and third, if any one of you thinks this meeting is a success
    it is because when you go out of this meeting you do something
    too many meetings are talk shops
    too much talking, no action
    dream it, don't do it
    that's unfortunately what we hear too often
    so my work today, is very much focusing on doing all of this at once

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    More from Gunter Pauli's TEDxTokyo talk, with full transcript on http://dotsub.com
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