Category: Philosophy/Ethics

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In this blog you will find also some fictional dialogues made between different virtual characters. We thought of doing this to stimulate the reader to identify with the questions or curiosity of the different characters. In fact, each character has their own personality and will interact with others in a different way. If you want to view all the virutal characters and you want more information about please visit the virtual characters page.

Zap goes the Neuron

Zap goes the Neuron

If I do not greatly deceive myself, I have succeeded in realizing… the hundred years’ dream of physicists and physiologists, to wit, the identity of the nervous principle with electricity

Do Neurons Count?

Do Neurons Count?

Neural computers do not execute typical machine instructions of digital computers unless they are made to emulate the behavior of physical neural networks

Fire All Neurons!

Fire All Neurons!

Mechanical analog computers had their origins in Naval Gunnery in World War I […] mechanical analog computers remained of considerable military importance certainly until well into the 1960s and have only been superseded by digital computing systems in the 1970s.

Found in Translation

Found in Translation

Whereas the notion of a “correct” computation is unproblematic … The notion of a “good” translation is ridden with problems …

The ends justify the rules

The ends justify the rules

Complicated mental processes are entirely reducible to such simple activities as the attentive observation of statements previously accepted as true, the perception of structural, purely external, connections among these statements, and the execution of mechanical transformations as prescribed by the rules of inference