Single Idea 12655

[catalogued under 18. Thought / B. Mechanics of Thought / 6. Artificial Thought / a. Artificial Intelligence]

Full Idea

The frame problem is, precisely: How does one know that none of one's beliefs about Jupiter are germane to the current question, without having to recall and search one's beliefs about Jupiter?

Gist of Idea

Frame Problem: how to eliminate most beliefs as irrelevant, without searching them?


Jerry A. Fodor (LOT 2 [2008], Ch.4.4)

Book Reference

Fodor,Jerry A.: 'LOT 2: the Language of Thought Revisited' [OUP 2008], p.118

A Reaction

Presumably good chess-playing computers have made some progress with this problem. The only answer, as far as I can see, is that brains have a lot in common with relational databases. The mind is structured around a relevance-pattern.

Related Idea

Idea 6655 The 'Frame Problem' is how to program the appropriate application of general knowledge [Lowe]