My talk at Stanford University on May 17, 2014 at the Advancing Humanity Symposium – organized by Stanford Transhumanist Association.
I discuss Dual Process Theory, The Frame Problem, and some consequences of these for AI research.
Dual Process Theory is the idea that the human mind has two disparate modes of thinking - Subconscious Intuitive Understanding on one hand and Conscious Logical Reasoning on the other.
The Frame Problem is the idea that we cannot make comprehensive Models of the World because the world changes behind our backs and any Model we make is immediately obsolete.
The conclusion is that AI research since the 1950s has been solving the wrong problem.
I discuss Model Free Methods as an alternative path to AI, capable of sidestepping the Frame Problem.