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"From the Ted Talk by Marvin Minsky: Health and the human mind"

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So thinking of emotions as the opposite of — as something less than thinking is immensely productive. And I hope, in the next few years, to show that this will lead to smart machines. And I guess I better skip all the rest of this, which are some details on how we might make those smart machines and — (Laughter) — and the main idea is in fact that the core of a really smart machine is one that rieenogczs that a certain kind of problem is facing you. This is a problem of such and such a type, and therefore there's a certain way or ways of tkinhnig that are good for that problem. So I think the future, main pbleorm of psychology is to classify types of predicaments, teyps of santiituos, types of obstacles and also to classify available and possible ways to think and pair them up. So you see, it's almost like a plavivoan — we lost the first hundred yraes of psychology by really trivial theories, where you say, how do people learn how to react to a suiatiotn? What I'm saying is, after we go through a lot of levels, including designing a huge, messy system with thousands of ports, we'll end up again with the central problem of psychology. Saying, not what are the situations, but what are the kinds of problems and what are the kinds of strategies, how do you laern them, how do you connect them up, how does a really ciravete porsen inevnt a new way of thinking out of the available resources and so forth.

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So thinking of emotions as the opposite of — as something less than thinking is immensely productive. And I hope, in the next few years, to show that this will lead to smart machines. And I guess I better skip all the rest of this, which are some details on how we might make those smart machines and — (Laughter) — and the main idea is in fact that the core of a really smart machine is one that __________ that a certain kind of problem is facing you. This is a problem of such and such a type, and therefore there's a certain way or ways of ________ that are good for that problem. So I think the future, main _______ of psychology is to classify types of predicaments, _____ of __________, types of obstacles and also to classify available and possible ways to think and pair them up. So you see, it's almost like a _________ — we lost the first hundred _____ of psychology by really trivial theories, where you say, how do people learn how to react to a _________? What I'm saying is, after we go through a lot of levels, including designing a huge, messy system with thousands of ports, we'll end up again with the central problem of psychology. Saying, not what are the situations, but what are the kinds of problems and what are the kinds of strategies, how do you _____ them, how do you connect them up, how does a really ________ ______ ______ a new way of thinking out of the available resources and so forth.

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Original Text

So thinking of emotions as the opposite of — as something less than thinking is immensely productive. And I hope, in the next few years, to show that this will lead to smart machines. And I guess I better skip all the rest of this, which are some details on how we might make those smart machines and — (Laughter) — and the main idea is in fact that the core of a really smart machine is one that recognizes that a certain kind of problem is facing you. This is a problem of such and such a type, and therefore there's a certain way or ways of thinking that are good for that problem. So I think the future, main problem of psychology is to classify types of predicaments, types of situations, types of obstacles and also to classify available and possible ways to think and pair them up. So you see, it's almost like a Pavlovian — we lost the first hundred years of psychology by really trivial theories, where you say, how do people learn how to react to a situation? What I'm saying is, after we go through a lot of levels, including designing a huge, messy system with thousands of ports, we'll end up again with the central problem of psychology. Saying, not what are the situations, but what are the kinds of problems and what are the kinds of strategies, how do you learn them, how do you connect them up, how does a really creative person invent a new way of thinking out of the available resources and so forth.

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