Friday, July 13, 2007

The shape of things to come

How to avoid the handcoding problem? When does semantic memory touch episodic memory? How do semantic networks evolve, reorganize, grow, and learn over time? Can a node compute its own correlation to others as it receives their signals, without global association mechanisms? How do new nodes "pop"out? How do abstract chunks come to life to enable analogy-making? Can there ever be composite command codelets? Can there ever be "general codelets", to handle come what may? How do feedback systems and the credit assigment problem fit into this picture? Finally, what does the N-armed bandit problem or the IOWA gambling task have to do with all of this?

Oh, but I digress...