Compared to computers, humans and most other vertebrates (including some invertebrates), can learn internal representations of things, such as objects, or concepts, unbelievably fast. Instead of requiring millions of labeled data points, a toddler will understand the concept of a chair with only a handful of examples. How? Do most organisms have a large set of hard-coded procedures encoded in their neural circuitry, that were created and accumulated overtime through evolutionary forces? Considering the evidence, this seems to be very unlikely. We know that organisms do have some hard-coded memories that influence their behaviors and actions, but the number of such procedures is limited.
Jan-22-2022, 21:50:17 GMT