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    Acronym

    I'm designing a program (my first feeble attempt at AI). So far, I've been calling it Hal 1.0, but that's really lame. What I need is an average sounding first name that's an acronym for something. It doesn't matter what the acronym is, as long as it has something to do with AI, language, or assistants.

    after a few hours of thinking about it, here's the only thing I could think of. Go ahead, joke about it, I did.

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    MIA - My Intelligence is Artificial.

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    Hate to break it to you, but a name is the least of your problems.

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    Originally posted by golfinguy4
    Hate to break it to you, but a name is the least of your problems.
    HAHA...thats very true. Its like Michael Angelo would say, I will create David, without having the marble! Seriously brother, you should get the thing done, and worry about how you will do it...the name is really not important.

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    That's the beuty of it. It's not really AI, that's impossible. Its just an illusion, and I have a design.

    Besides, I don't want a brain aneurysm my second day on the project, so let's keep the technical talk to a minimum, it's how I operate.
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    that's impossible
    Big call there bud.
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    Yes, impossible. It's possible, though difficult to make a good illusion of AI, but sci-fi stuff ingrained in pop culture like HAL 9000 or the terminator: That is impossible, computers only do what they are told to do, they can't invent solutions.

    I encourage any of you to prove me wrong - that would be a great achievment for mankind, I just don't think it's possible
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    Originally posted by Rainer
    Yes, impossible. It's possible, though difficult to make a good illusion of AI, but sci-fi stuff ingrained in pop culture like HAL 9000 or the terminator: That is impossible, computers only do what they are told to do, they can't invent solutions.

    I encourage any of you to prove me wrong - that would be a great achievment for mankind, I just don't think it's possible
    Eh, check out perceptrons.
    Away.

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    Originally posted by Rainer
    Yes, impossible. It's possible, though difficult to make a good illusion of AI, but sci-fi stuff ingrained in pop culture like HAL 9000 or the terminator: That is impossible, computers only do what they are told to do, they can't invent solutions.

    I encourage any of you to prove me wrong - that would be a great achievment for mankind, I just don't think it's possible
    ever hear about emergent behavior?
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    I'll check those out

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    uh...
    I think perceptrons are about stimuli and response, and though not a math freak, I think I have an idea how they work.

    I haven't got the time to read up on emergent behavior, but I'll look in to it later.

    Ok, I had no idea they could simulate neurons (ok, I did, but I didn't know anyone cared to actually try, that's very painstaking work!). Yes, AI can pick the smart choice, such as a robot avoiding an obstacle, but I'm still not convinced that AI could generate its own solution, out of the blue.
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    True intelligence requires experience, perception, and sensation. Naturally, electronic gates are not capable of such a thing. Even if we do simulate it VERY well, we can't really say an intelligent being is doing the work (though no doubt we WOULD have an impressive algorithm).

    Here's an idea for a name though - 'RAID' (Ranier's Artifical Intelligence Droid) .

    So what exactly does your program do?

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    Before you claim that intelligence cannot be made artificially, you need to define intelligence.

    Anyways, a purely deterministic machine would have severe problems in the area of "thinking intelligently". Adding a non-deterministic element could be all it needs (perhaps just using some form of random number generator when weighting inputs to a perceptron). Anyways, given sufficient complexity and a non-deterministic element, there is no reason why a machine could not behave and "think" just like a human.

    And I like Sebastiani's name.
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    you should look up algorithms that simulate swarming... that's how they found out about emergent behavior... each individual in the swarm isn't intelligent, but the share their 'knowledge' like a hive mind... and they each make an independant decision on where to go, deciding based on their immediate environment (including the other individuals)... if some stray off there are other agents that will go out and 'kill' them.

    emergent behavior was first seen when these swarming programs started doing things they didn't expect - it's basically something the program does that it was not designed to do, for example, the swarm is told to go from A, through B to C, but it 'decides' that a better way would be to go straight to A.

    you should read the book 'prey'... I know it's Sci-Fi, but it's an interesting idea, and it has sources in it to resources about emergent behavior and swarming...

    just in case you were wondering, swarming is modeled after insects and helps networkers design a better network...
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