Two rival approaches to ArtificialIntelligence (ReadWith) TypesOfCollectiveIntelligence
- Connectionism = various forms of NeuralNetworks / AgoricSystems which use large groups of simple ("dumb") units with a lot of the intelligence distributed among the weighted connections or the temporary interactions of the units.
- GOFAI (GoodOldFashionedArtificialIntelligence) = the various sorts of ExpertSystems or systems based on models that capture the structure of the problem and logical inferences over those models.
See also :
- another re-run of this fight over the SemanticWeb
- TypesOfComplexSystem and HerbertSimon's notions of "hardware complexity" and "software complexity" (discussed on TheCityAsInformationSystem)