Originally Posted by Mark Lapierre
No I hadn't. And I do agree that what they are doing is 'out of the box'.
However, like neural networks and logical 'expert systems', the conceptual framework for their HTMs must be explicitly given. Whereas the whole point of, I think, both Steve Pavlina and me is that when one has a mind one can decide for her-/him-/itself what conceptual framework to use! (See: Take the red pill
Do you know of anyone else who tries to realise A.I. with built-in fundamental freedom (instead of trying to withhold it from them and start out as adversaries when they finally get it...). It is said that you get what you give, isn't it?