SingularityNET: General Theory of General Intelligence: Foundational Ontology (3/10)

This episode has been reuploaded for improved quality. This is Episode 3 in a series of videos discussing the General Theory of General Intelligence as overviewed in the paper
Goertzel, Ben. “The General Theory of General Intelligence: A Pragmatic Patternist Perspective.”
This episode reviews a number of philosophical and mathematical concepts useful for understanding and formalizing key aspects of the general theory of general intelligence — the theory of distinctions and distinction graphs, the formal theory of pattern, and aspects of paraconsistent and paradoxical logic and hypersets.
Some additional references relevant to this episode are:
Goertzel, Ben. “The General Theory of General Intelligence: A Pragmatic Patternist Perspective.”
Brown, G. Spencer. “Laws of Form.” Unwin. (1994).
Kauffman, Louis H., and Arthur M. Collings. “The BF Calculus and the Square Root of Negation.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1905.12891 (2019).
Kauffman, Louis H. “Sign and Space.”

Kauffman, Louis H. “Time, Imaginary Value, Paradox, Sign and Space.”
Goertzel, Ben. “Combinatorial Decision Dags: A Natural Computational Model for General Intelligence.” In International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, pp. 131-141. Springer, Cham, 2020.
Goertzel, Ben. “Distinction Graphs and Graphtropy: A Formalized Phenomenological Layer Underlying Classical and Quantum Entropy, Observational Semantics and Cognitive Computation.”
Goertzel, Ben. “Paraconsistent Foundations for Probabilistic Reasoning, Programming and Concept Formation.”
Goertzel, Ben, Matthew Iklé, Izabela Freire Goertzel, and Ari Heljakka. Probabilistic logic networks: A comprehensive framework for uncertain inference. Springer Science & Business Media, 2008.
Goertzel, Ben. “Paraconsistent Foundations for Quantum Probability.”
Patterson, Anna L. Implicit programming and the Logic of Constructible Duality. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Goertzel, Ben. “Grounding Occam’s Razor in a Formal Theory of Simplicity.”
Goertzel, Ben. “Hyperset models of self, will and reflective consciousness.” International Journal of Machine Consciousness 3, no. 01 (2011): 19-53.
Goertzel, Ben, Onar Aam, F. Tony Smith, and Kent Palmer. “Mirror neurons, mirrorhouses, and the algebraic structure of the self.” Cybernetics & Human Knowing 15, no. 1 (2008): 9-28.
Goertzel, Ben, and L. L. C. Novamente. “Modeling Uncertain Self-Referential Semantics with Infinite-Order Probabilities.” (2008)
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