https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-stephen-thaler-3b88b/ made headlines last year when https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-61896180 https://cacm.acm.org/careers/263477-inventors-must-be-human-federal-court-rules-in-blow-to-ai/fulltext began ruling on whether his AI system could be named as the inventor on a patent. Thaler told his audience that he’d first started playing with neural networks back in the 1970s, to create alternate versions of the “have a nice day” smiley face. By 1995, Thaler had founded https://www.imagination-engines.com/, a pioneering AI company that claims to have mapped the act of thinking itself onto a system of neural networks.
You have old ideas that have formed up the base idea, plus the consequence chain and a hot button.
Thaler sees patterns in the “consequence” chains activating hot buttons — which reinforces the chain (associating it with the hot button).