114: Theory of Mind with Jean-Francois Cloutier

January 23rd, 2019 · 1 hr 16 mins

About this Episode

02:41 – JF’s Superpower: Systems Thinking

06:58 – Robots and Elixir

Marvin Minsky's Society of Mind

Inside Out

Rodney Brooks -- Robots, AI, and other stuff

The Brains Blog

17:10 – Reapproaching Robotics, Predictive Processing, and Calibration of Attention

33:26 – Thinking and Talking About Object-Oriented Programming

43:51 – Intuition and Emergent Properties

54:02 – Unpacking Fractals

“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”  

59:08 – The Ineffability of Smalltalk


Avdi: Trying not to do work, but sometimes finding ways to be pulled into doing work.

Sam: 1) Generating predictions and then correcting your model when those predictions turn out not to be confirmed by sensory data.

2) Object-Oriented Programming should be called Message-Oriented Programming.

3) Computer science as a field really wants to be math and the people who teach computer science want to be mathematicians.

Jessica: Smalltalk feeling like a cathedral where you can get a sense of the architectural beauty.

Eric Evans - Good Design is Imperfect Design

Jean-Francois: Aikido.

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