The goal of this project is the development of cognitive non-computational structure close to those of human brain. In fact - this is an attempt to create an artificial brain.
Almost all studies in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are based on computational
and algorithmic principles. This is the easiest approach using simple and clear
technical and philosophical methods. This approach gives fast and demonstrable results,
but leads nowhere.
We believe that this non-computational structure can help to understand the principles of the human brain and lead to the creation of an artificial brain. Unfortunately, there are very few (if any) works based on non-computational systems. Many of them are too general or speculative.
We have been working on this project for many years. We don't yet have a demonstrable system, capable of solving problems specific to human brain. But attempts to overcome technical challenges of such a system allowed us to choose some important methodological and philosophical principles. Without understanding of these principles it is difficult to move from algorithmic (computational) approaches of artificial intelligence to the concept of a homogeneous non-computational structure.
We will discuss the new ideology and philosophy on this site. Technical aspects of the work will be presented to a limited extent, because the specific variants of the systems can be endless.
The main purpose of the site, however, is to find and connect people with views similar to those of our own.
This is a video of the first stage of the project. The program simulates non-computational system which able to solve logical tasks. The video shows the animated process of decision making. The animation slows down the process by thousands times. This video represents the solving task 12 (A Logical Labyrinth) about Lady from the book by Raymond Smullyan “The Lady or the Tiger?”.
Each ball exchanges information of it's state only with adjacent balls. Process of solving is near to simultaneous (but with correspondence to NP-completeness of logical tasks). The first version of the system was based on logical principles. Balls here can take a logical value “True” (red), “False” (blue) or (in this system) “Undefined” (grey).
The first version of the system is not consciousness enough. But this system give us a way to construct much more powerful system based on the next principles.
Here is a task definition below.
A Logical Labyrinth
Well, the king was as good as his word.Instead of having three rooms for the prisoner to choose from, he gave him nine! As he explaned, only one room contained a lady; each of the other eight either contained a tiger or was empty. And the king added, the sign on the door of the room containing the lady is true; the signs on doors of all the rooms containing tigers are false; and the signs on doors of empty rooms can be either true or false.
Here are the signs:
THE LADY IS IN AN ODD-NUMBERED ROOM
THIS ROOM IS EMPTY
EITHER SIGN V IS RIGHT OR SIGN VII IS WRONG
SIGN I IS WRONG
EITHER SIGN II OR SIGN IV IS RIGHT
SIGN III IS WRONG
THE LADY IS NOT IN ROOM I
THIS ROOM CONTAINS A TIGER AND ROOM IX IS EMPTY
THIS ROOM CONTAINS A TIGER AND VI IS WRONG
The prisoner studied the situation for a long while.
"The problem is unsolvable!" he exclaimed angrily. "That's not fair!"
"I know," laughed the king.
"Very funny!" replied the prisoner. "Come on, now, at least give me a decent clue: is Room Eight empty or not?"
The king was decent enough to tell him whether Room VIII was empty or not, and the prisoner was then enable to deduce where the lady was.
Which room contained the lady?
Here is a link to the book (see page 22 for this task).