Institute for Language Technology and Artificial Intelligence

On the other hand, if all the * performance* properties of chaos
could also be exhibited by room 2 (SIM), which would now be a
symbolic/numerical simulation of the chaotic system in room 1 (i.e., a
``nondeterministic symbolic description of the neural network's
behavior,'' perhaps using numerical probabilities, multiplicative
interactions, even pseudo-random number generators), then we would of
course be back where we were in the beginning.

My own approach has the virtue of not stipulating anything about the innards of the winning system except that it must include sensorimotor transduction, which is of necessity analog. I can't tell whether Kentridge's proposal pertains only to properties of the innards (a nonlinear dynamical system with the capacity to exhibit chaos), or also to the properties of the analog input itself (in which case our positions are even more compatible). One still waits, of course, to see the full performance capacity of chaos (whether simulated or real): Can it, for example, help us pass the TTT?