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comment Savant syndrome and Cognitive bias
I have edited my question to be more specific and your example is also close to availability heuristic but it seems to make a stronger case of base rate neglect. I based my question after reading Kanheman and Tversky's paper lamar.colostate.edu/~bclegg/PY453/Decision_Making.pdf
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Jun
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comment Savant syndrome and Cognitive bias
Your example is closely related to base rate neglect where specific information is construed to be general due to lack of information about general. Availability heuristic is a bias based on the information that comes first to mind (most people boast it as intuition); the ease with which we can recall information though better information can exist but difficult to recall. It seems to be the closest bias proportional to memory.
Jun
6
comment Plotting publication-quality ball-and-stick models of brain connectivity in 3D
@nrz Hope you got the answer. But I personally believe creating a 3D animated visualization framework would be the way to go to represent brain and its functions in the long term.
Jun
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Jun
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comment Plotting publication-quality ball-and-stick models of brain connectivity in 3D
You can use Avogadro, molecular editor avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Main_Page. It comes with a Python scripting engine. If you want to invent your own thing, you can go with Blender and Python blender.org . Blender is also good at stunning animations (its easy to get started than VTK) but it would take a lot of time. If you need it in the long run, its worth trying.
Jun
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comment What are the minimal requirements for successful gamification?
There is a course at coursera on gamification. Its closed now but you can join it the next time if you are new to gamification coursera.org/course/gamification
Jun
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May
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comment How to estimate IQ for public figures?
The change cannot be the IQ(you are right). But the change can be used to measure the IQ (of course there is a contradiction in my statement that IQ change over time). So my initial analogy was just as the IQ of a person is measured by his final score, the IQ of a public figure may be measured by the final score, the change (change is a function that is partially made of the leader and partially of the environment and could use partial derivative to measure the IQ of the leader). Always good to hear from a professor.
May
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answered How to estimate IQ for public figures?
Mar
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comment Is it a good idea to play an instrument while studying? If so, what are the benefits?
This reference debunks multi-tasking theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/11/…
Mar
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revised Does any evidence show that Smartphone users have poorer memory?
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revised Does any evidence show that Smartphone users have poorer memory?
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Mar
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answered Does any evidence show that Smartphone users have poorer memory?
Mar
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comment Does super-intelligence necessary lead to consciousness, self awareness, freewill or emotion
Superb answer. The final part "Indepedent goal-directed behavior" just answered by question I asked in the first answer.
Mar
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Mar
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comment Does super-intelligence necessary lead to consciousness, self awareness, freewill or emotion
Also, I think (I amn't sure) that knowledge increases with more information provided the capability to transform information into valuable knowledge with perception that could be further transformed into meaningful decisions. Can't this be replicated in machines at a minor scale (I am extending a futuristic argument and not for the near future plus I am interested in AI)
Mar
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comment Does super-intelligence necessary lead to consciousness, self awareness, freewill or emotion
Top answer. But can you kindly elaborate me on the final part. Just because brain is a complex structure that evolved over time, does that mean that we cannot create a structure more complex that brain(I am sure that the entire working of the brain is still not deciphered and it won't be in the near future) given the sensory capabilities and perception of knowledge by the humans is introduced into the machine. Simply, can't a AI machine be created that's intelligent than a human(not intelligent than mankind).
Feb
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comment What skills are required to build simulations of the human brain?
@sam You can get my email id from my profile. Just prefix @ to my name to ping me(You have already done it). Ping me in chat so that we could move the discussion there or send a mail
Feb
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comment What skills are required to build simulations of the human brain?
@SchroedingersCat And regarding reading natural language, we can cut down a few (infact a lot) of the original language comprehensions to make it simpler. NLTK is a real good starting point