Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence
When we consider the world around us, with all its images, sounds and concepts, traditional programming languages seem terribly limited. Look around you, and see how far from reality manipulating information like this is:
a = a + 1;
if (a > 23) then a = 0;
Of course, the programming languages reflect the architecture of the machine they are executed on.
What I’m looking is for a way of programming which enables systems have characteristics like these:
– Creativity. Show the system a chair and a human being sitting on it. The system generates and presents thousands of alternative versions of a chair. All in 3D, of course. Real world is 3D so no reason to aim any lower than that.
– Curiosity. The system wants to learn more.
– Photographic memory. WYSIWYP, what you see is what you process. Visual information provided to the system stays in its memory and it can manipulate it at will.
– Shades of gray. Things are not only black or white, true or false, 1 or 0, they can be something in between.
Actually, this seems not to be so about programming languages. This is about artificial intelligence.
[ to be continued & revised ]
… Learnings from The “On How The Brain Functions” Experiment.
You, the web wanderer, are perhaps aware that a bit over one year ago I posted my research paper about theory of how the brain functions. I also built a blog around it so that you, the brain researcher, can comment it with witty references to tin-foil hats. 😉
The current gain is zero remarks to tin-foil hats.
Seriously, though, I still stand behind the theory and see several strenghts in it. The question is: why I’m not building a working prototype as it only takes a few diodes, capacitors and coils to make it. Maybe it’s because I do not want to disturb the local neighbourhood with electromagnetic noise.
And: I’d like to thank Joni Tuoreniemi and Paul Tudsbury for commenting it and creating conversation. Thank you!
Gary Flake runs Microsoft Live Labs, MS Research unit which is concentrated solely to the Internet.
His one-year-old presentation “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Imminent Internet Singularity” indicates the Road Ahead for Microsoft’s Internet strategy.
When I hear the word “singularity”, it brings an image to my mind of all things united to one place, then Boom!!! – and a silence that lasts forever…
IMO Microsoft has been quite silent about Artificial Intelligence in the past. But now it seems that they are really starting to focus on that, utilizing the massive amount of data in the web and its feedback mechanisms.
Enter a list of words to it and it expands the set with its own suggestions. Simple sets like [1, 2, 3] and [BMW, Mercedes, Volvo] are easy food for its algorithms.
It is interesting to test its boundaries. Just tried this one: [fly, walk, run, swim]
And damn it would have been wonderful if it had expanded that list with items like: go, crawl, glide, etc. Furthermore, if its algorithms had concluded that set from the massive amount of data gathered by Google Bots and without human data manipulation, then it would have clearly displayed a tiny glimpse of artificial intelligence.
Google scientists and coders, I’m waiting.