Ultimately, purely deterministic could be argued successfully to the satisfaction of a philosopher or logician.
I only read the summaries as I find podcasts linear, like being the ball in a pinball machine having to wait for whatever is coming next instead of having an overview of the whole machine at once.
I have the same issue with Youtube videos.
Earlier, in another group, Zee Zee shared what looked like an amazing 1 hr lecture on Theoretical neuroscience and deep learning theory by Surya Ganguli.
But it’s a 1 hr lecture. I can’t sit still and listen for 1 hour.
So what I did instead is spent an hour:
a) finding the slides for the presentation. It was in PDF.
B) Converted the PDF to an MP4 slideshow, 5s each slide.
c) Found out that 96 bpm is a multiple of 5s each slide.
D) Found a piece of free music at 96 bpm without drums.
e) set the slideshow to the music.
Now I have a 10m 20s presentation I can process in a way I prefer, even if the lecture would have walked me through more slowly, inch by inch, step by step, point by point.
Synchronizing music to slides reinforces cognition, at least for me and it’s a strong slideshow. Now I can go through it.
I don’t know what I want until I find it. 100th slide (8:18 on my vi of it), I’ve been looking for this for a long long time indeed.
How do you categorize properly?
Depth of knowledge.
It’s mathematically automatic.
Of course, garbage in, garbage out applies to human and AI alike.
But seeing this confirmed in this way made my day.
I’ll return to our conversation after going through this. Almost done. Made it a few hours ago but life got in the way of watching it. 2m left. Slide 100 though was gold for me.
This is the lecture I didn’t want to sit through but i wanted the ‘gist’ of.I’ve been studying neural networks on and off for 2… 2019-1990= 29.29 years from my first exposure and fascination with connectionism and neural networks.So this for me was looking for what I’ve missed. I knew # of feature points = a category but seeing how a simple (bumpy) hyperplane forms automatically as depth increases (more salient connections) was refreshing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10j_G2X45zA
I can go deep into specificity BUT I also have to carry a lifeline to the surface (generalism) at all times.When I don’t, I’m so enjoying myself exploring the caves under the water, I ignore my oxygen line.So, I hold basic, general notions of most concepts that are widely applicable and cast a shallow net such as “religion is whatever you hold most important”.But I can also dive deep into specifics of theology, usually from my most studied zone, from when I was into Eastern Orthodox Christian monk stuff.
You were there. Just as you talked about it with them, you could do it with me. I participate in discussions. Being a bystander to a discussion isn’t my thing.
I consider degrees of freedom to be free will. I don’t expect much more out of free will, such as flying in space without an oxygen mask.