made headlines last year when 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, 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).

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