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36 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 February 2008 07:14PM

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Comment author: Ian_C. 22 February 2008 06:03:15AM 0 points [-]

"You come up with a list of things that feel similar, and take a guess at why this is so."

Yes, I agree with this entirely. When we observe a scene, what we "automatically receive" on the perceptual level is: sight, sound, smell, touch, taste and similarity (in the form of a feeling). We are just automagically aware that two objects are similar, without going through any (conscious) logical steps to get that knowledge.

Whenever I think about AI design I model similarity as one of the senses.