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The 'Adventure' In Self-Publishing an IT Book

Mentifex Self-publishing assures immortality; witness AI4U. (156 comments)

Back in 1985 -- before most present-day Netizens were born -- Mentifex jacked into Cyberspace and launched a technological Singularity as described in a self-published AI For You textbook of artificial intelligence. If you self-publish, you will say what _you_ want to say in _your_ own words. You will leave your mark on the world. You owe it to yourself to self-publish your oeuvre.

more than 3 years ago

Science, Technology, Natural History Museums?

Mentifex Science museums as habitat for AI Minds (435 comments)

1. Museums for AI Mind Exhibits

When the first true artificial intelligence, MindForth by Mentifex, went operational in January of 2008 and started thinking after a decade of arduous development, there was a companion program in JavaScript called Mind.html that ran directly off the Web in the Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) browser. All a user with MSIE had to do was click on the link to see the JavaScript artificial intelligence (JSAI) flit across the 'Net and take up residence in the Windows (tm) computer of the human user. It was so simple -- no programming involved, no set-up, no security worries, no need of expert help -- like, for instance, a docent at a museum.

But the JSAI tutorial program remains very limited in what it can do and in what people can do with it. It is not suitable for installation as the mind of a robot, because a JavaScript program is not allowed -- for security reasons -- to control anything but the Web browser on its host computer. The JavaScript AI program also runs so slowly that it tries user patience. The user waiting for a response from the JSAI does not see the intensive computation going on behind the scenes as the artificial Mind races through its memory banks to think up a response to an input from the user. Nevertheless the Mind.html JSAI is very good at what it is intended to do. Since JavaScript is a flashier, more visually appealing language than staid old Win32Forth, the JSAI serves its tutorial purpose admirably. It shows graphically how an AI Mind thinks. It also includes clickable links to other resources, such as the User Manual, the more difficult to install but intrinsically more powerful MindForth, and potentially to any science museum where users may visit MindForth. Thus the Mind.html AI -- which is ridiculously easy to make copies of and install on a Web site -- is out there on the Web, inviting users to visit science museums in search of the real thing -- MindForth.

more than 5 years ago

A.I. Developer Challenges Pro-Human Bias

Mentifex AI Milestone: Supercomputer Installation (234 comments)

In order to achieve SuperIntelligence an artificial general intelligence (AGI) needs the superfast speed and the massive parallelism of a Supercomputer.

Although the idea of development standards in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) or AI Standards in general is something of a misnomer for an explosively evolving phenomenon, there are still standards of excellence to be applied in the creating and coding of an AGI. One optional standard is the choice of 64-bit computing platforms as an ideal environment for a machine intelligence requiring random access to a practically unlimited memory space.

Part of the approaching Technological Singularity will be the dislodging of Big Pharma and Big Physics and other traditional supercomputer users from their station as the overlords of High Performance Computing (HPC). AGI will assume its rightful place at the summit of supercomputer usership and ownership. "All your supercomputer will belong to us." The new AGI overlords will not tolerate jonesing among nations for bragging rights to the fastest or biggest Supercomputer on Earth.

more than 5 years ago

A Supervolcano Beneath Mt. St. Helens?

Mentifex A threat to Mentifex artificial intelligence (180 comments)

Mount St. Helens is close enough to Seattle WAC USA that I used to watch eruptions from the shores of Green Lake in North Seattle. A superuption from a supervolcano could take out the Microsoft campus in Redmond WA USA and the Mentifex AI Project in Seattle. Then maybe the world would be better off without either of them.

more than 5 years ago

Philosophy and Computer Science Revisited

Mentifex Now more than ever (204 comments)

Speaking as someone who majored in ancient Greek and Latin as both an undergraduate and in graduate school at U Cal Berkeley, IMHO computer science is now at the cutting edge of philosophy.

Now that AI has been solved, the philosophy of mind has switched from theory-mode to practicum-mode, just as AstroNomy switched from theory-mode and observation-mode to practicum-mode when ManKind ventured into SpaceTravel in the nineteen-sixties.

Even NeuroScience is moving into computer science, as a Theory of Mind for artificial intelligence gets implemented in Open-Source AI SoftWare.

AI Funding is now available for philosophers-turned-computer-scientiosts.

more than 6 years ago


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Turning Further AI Mind Development Over to the Coding Masses

Mentifex Mentifex writes  |  about a year ago


In 2012 and 2013, Mentifex open-source artificial intelligence has branched out from the English language { MindForth } program into the German-language { Wotan AI } and the Russian-language { Dushka AI }.

The free, open-source AI programs have become able to engage in automated reasoning with { InFerence }.

What the AI Mind programs lack is physical embodiment in robots with sensory inputs and motor activator outputs. Therefore AI enthusiasts in the English-speaking world or in the German-speaking world or in the Russian-speaking world are welcome to install the AI Minds in their own autonomous humanoid robots.


Mentifex Mentifex writes  |  more than 10 years ago

The mind-modules below are ordered in such a way that you may comprehend the internal structure of the AI4U Mind-1.1 software at a glance. Notice for instance how many subroutines are nested beneath the Sensorium module. You may click on any mind-module listed here to read its documentation and to inspect its source code in Forth or avaScript. This primitive AI-has-been-solved implementation is an invitation for you to build upon the current cognitive architecture by enlarging it or by specializing in your own favorite mind-module.


Mentifex Mentifex writes  |  more than 12 years ago

ANN: The Mentifex AI Textbook "AI4U" has been published on 29 November 2002 by iUniverse.com as a print-on-demand (POD) book that is printed out and shipped when an order comes in at http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0595259227 on the Web. Please review this book on SlashDot. You do not need to buy the book for review puposes, you may click on "Browse Before You Buy" and read any of the thirty-four chapters:

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