The great generalisation machine

This is the third and final instalment in my series of articles about the brain and rationality. The first article looked at the troubles encountered by artificial intelligence researchers. The second looked at the complexity of the environment and the complexity of the brain and concluded that any attempt to rationally calculate decisions was entirely…

Navigating an endless ocean of complexity

This is the second instalment of my article about the brain and its capacity for dealing with complexity. The first part looked at some of the early roadblocks encountered by Artificial Intelligence researchers. This article looks at the nature of complexity itself and the brain's architecture.... Alan Turing, one of the greats of computer science,…