Graceful degradation
The brain's performance diminishes in proportion to the degree of neuronal damage or noisy input, and gracefully degrades in problematic circumstances. In von Neumann machines, a single glitch tends to have catastrophic consequences for the whole.
David Rummelhart, James McClelland, & FARG (1986)
Artificial Intelligence »Artificial Intelligence
Can computers think? [1] »Can computers think? [1]
Yes: physical symbol systems can think [3] »Yes: physical symbol systems can think [3]
The Biological Assumption »The Biological Assumption
Brain has a von Neumann architecture »Brain has a von Neumann architecture
Processing in the brain is distributed »Processing in the brain is distributed
Graceful degradation
Symbol structures can be distributed »Symbol structures can be distributed
David Rumelhart »David Rumelhart
James McClelland »James McClelland
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