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Re: [ontolog-forum] Toward Human-Level AI

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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 10:01:28 -0400
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Phil,    (01)

There is a very short answer to that question:    (02)

> One topic is the meaning of the word "formal". If this is
> limited to mathematical logic, then I'd agree that "the hope
> for a unified formal foundation for AI, NLP, or any truly
> intelligent system is a dead end".    (03)

Formal means mathematical.  But there is no limitation on the
open-ended variety of mathematical methods.  *AND* no single
version has priority over all the others.    (04)

The longer answer is very long.  I've mentioned aspects of it
in many notes.  But I won't go into them today.    (05)

John    (06)

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