Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This paper summarizes the proceedings of the Connectionism conference held at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver on February 16 and 17, 1990. Participants included Geoffrey Hinton, David Rumelhart, Paul Churchland, George Lakoff. One of the commentators was Tim van Gelder, who I didn't know at the time would ten years later invite me to Australia on a three month fellowship to study the automation of critical thinking. Thanks are due to Jeff Pelletier, who put up some of the cash needed for us to attend the conference, and to Istvan Berkeley, who aided with some notes and diagrams (and who sent me this PDF to post here some 29 years later). Click here to view the paper. It's hard to believe it has only been 29 years since then.

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