Possible to write adaptive programs?

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    Possible to write adaptive programs?

    Hi, this is such a wierd topic I don't even know if its possible. I was thinking about writing a program in C to block a user input based on what has been put in before, you know for fun, like you do . IE you can input a number between 1 and 9 and the computer tries to block it.
    I then wonderd if it would be possible to incoperate some genetic algorithm to make the program adaptive, constantly try to find a smart way to block it.
    I making sense here?
    A computer would easily block all if I just put 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2 etc
    A computer however would never block them if I put in increasing values of x squared 1,4,9,16,25. You reckon a GA would be any more adept at figuring out this problem?

    Thanks for any thoughts, just curious one day at work about this (I work as a paint chemist and its boring stuff)
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    >>> I work as a paint chemist and its boring stuff

    Boring? Marry a woman who reads "womens lifestyle magazines". Believe me, you'll learn to hate paint.
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    Check out this article for a basic introduction. I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to say when you say "block," but the concept of adaptive AI intrigues us all.
    http://aihorizon.com/essays/generalai/perceptrons.htm

    When you're done with that, check out the thread I'm about to post, since you're a chemist.
    Away.

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    Re: Possible to write adaptive programs?

    Originally posted by crag2804
    A computer however would never block them if I put in increasing values of x squared 1,4,9,16,25.
    Why would it not be able to figure out the sequence of squares? They do follow a strictly defined and simple pattern, it should be able to get them after a few values.
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    What I mean is I couldn't think of a way it could learn about squares and block them without knowledge of what it'd be like a sqaures sequence.
    Yep paint chemistry is one of the most boring things ever. Thankfully in two weeks I'm starting my year in industry as a synthetic organic chemist, working with diesel fuel additives. Should be more interesting. Who'd have thought that all these years of learning would have led me to paint
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