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Comments on Ben Goertzel’s post: vision vs. touch / kinesthetics

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

visionRecently I came across a blurb by Ben Goertzel1 titled, vision vs. touch/kinesthetics.

This short blog post questions the importance of vision in AI research.

I had an urge to comment on his post, and these are my comments:

Touch and kinesthesis2 are important elements for all animal intelligence – not just human intelligence. However, if we rely just on our bodies to perceive our environment then our perceived world would be very small. Vision, as well as the sense of smell and the sense of hearing, gives us a means to perceive the world at a safe distance. That is, vision allows us to extend our perception of the world beyond our physical bodies.

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  1. Ben Goertzel is a researcher with similar research interests
  2. kinesthesis – the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body.