Limits to logic

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Intelligence defined as prediction

From a thread on "The value of ideas in language" on the grammatical-incompleteness Google group (

You may want to look at the AI work of Schmidhuber and co. which
defines intelligence in terms of prediction. This enables them to
avoid the pitfalls of logic, at least. They are hoping to build a new,
random, AI on this basis:

Wittgenstein's games

"Consider for example the proceedings that we call `games'. I mean board games, card games, ball games, Olympic games, and so on. What is common to them all? Don't say, "There must be something common, or they would not be called `games' " - but look and see whether there is anything common to all. For if you look at them you will not see something common to all, but similarities, relationships, and a whole series of them at that. To repeat: don't think, but look! Look for example at board games, with their multifarious relationships.

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