An Emergent Approach To Artificial General Intelligence

Instead of trying to emulate the mind directly with a computer program, perhaps we can emulate the structure of the brain instead, and let the mind emerge all by itself. Rather than use the digital computer as a logical processing device to run some hypothetical 'algorithm of thought', we can use it as a substitute material, from which we can construct virtual neurons and maybe even virtual chemicals and other biological building blocks inside cyberspace.

-- Steve Grand

from "Growing up with Lucy: How to Build an Android in Twenty Easy Steps"

Quoted on Tue Jun 28th, 2011