When I was 5 years old, I spent a lot of time thinking about life and death. Where was I before I was born? What would happen to me when I died? But the one question that was even more important to me was: where do thoughts come from?
From then on, I was always intrigued by minds, and read as much as I could about Artificial Intelligence, Brain Research and Computer Science. Books like the Society of Mind and Godel, Escher, Bach fanned the flames of my interest, and for a while I considered dedicating my entire career to the goal of Making a Mind.
However, the engineering side of me wanted to build something right away, and the practical side of me wanted to make money, so I ended up as a serial entrepreneur instead. Deep down though, I still have a dream of getting back into A.I.
So rather than doing nothing until some magical moment in the future, I've decided to write a blog series called "Making Minds" that documents some of my thinking and ideas on the topic of A.I.
Should be fun!