While outside of the field of statistics, you will generally only hear the term “average,” in statistics this is a non-specific term, and can refer to the mean, median, mode, as well as other “averages,” or measures of central tendency. Most typically, the “average” will simply refer to the mean, this being calculated as the Read More >
Predicting Future COVID-19 Cases in the US using Curve Fitting in SPSS
Curve fitting fits a series of equations, or models, to a set of data, which can then be extrapolated in order to predict values outside of the range of the present data. Most typically, this is used for the forecasting of future data using present and past data. The US is currently (as of November Read More >
Embodiment as a Necessary A Priori of General Intelligence
Abstract. This paper presents the most important neuroscientific findings relevant to embodiment, including findings relating to the importance of embodiment in the development of higher-order cognitive functioning, including language, and discusses these findings in relation to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). Research strongly suggests the necessity of embodiment in the individual development of advanced cognition.
Understanding and Common Sense: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Abstract. The concept of “common sense” (“commonsense”) has had a visible role in the history of artificial intelligence (AI), primarily in the context of reasoning and what’s been referred to as “symbolic knowledge representation.” Much of the research on this topic has claimed to target general knowledge of the kind needed to ‘understand’ the world, stories, complex tasks, and so on.