The 'Adventure' In Self-Publishing an IT Book
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.
Science, Technology, Natural History Museums?
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
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.
A.I. Developer Challenges Pro-Human Bias
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.
A Supervolcano Beneath Mt. St. Helens?
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.
The State of Open Source Hardware In 2008
Open-source robotics hardware is all fine and dandy, but ultimately worthless without artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence is Open-Source and needs Robot Bridgeware to connect open-source hardware devices to open-source AI Minds.
AI has been solved for open-source hardware in need of open-source intelligence.
Philosophy and Computer Science Revisited
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.