Spooky? in AI News

Read this article and you might think twice about Covid-19. You might also want to see this move, not the best but the concept is very intriguing. I always believed that an Extraterrestrial intelligence would get to earth using a microscopic ship that can build just about anything once it lands and when it does it infects everything to monitor it! Also, the concept of a time crystal could be done with beams of light or plasma where such an approach could effectively be a kind of space probe that once landing it can interact with particles on the surface of its target planet where the modulation is done using entanglement to build infectious microbes. Yes, science fiction, but the whole concept of a spaceship changes when you become the master of atoms... >:D

1 Comment | Started September 22, 2021, 03:43:26 am

OpenAI Shuts Down Chatbot Project To Prevent 'Possible Misuse' in AI News

OpenAI Shuts Down Chatbot Project By Indie Developer To Prevent 'Possible Misuse'
OpenAI told the developer he was no longer allowed to use its tech after he refused to insert a monitoring tool.

Jason Rohrer, an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and game designer, had created a chatbot using OpenAI's text-generating language model GPT-3 for fun during the pandemic last year. Rohrer named the chatbot “Samantha” and programmed her to be very friendly, acutely warm, and immensely curious. He allowed others to customise his creation — which he named Project December — to build their own chatbots as they desired. One man turned it into a close proxy of his dead fiancee. Soon, OpenAI learned about the project and gave Rohrer the option to either dilute the project to prevent possible misuse or shut it down. Rohrer was also asked to insert an automated monitoring tool, which he refused.

Link: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/openai-chatbot-gpt-3-samantha-shut-down-dilute-jason-rohrer-possible-misuse-2537388
Project December: https://projectdecember.net/

Are we playing with "Dangerous Technology"?

5 Comments | Started September 15, 2021, 11:58:14 am

the living grimoire pdf 210921 in General AI Discussion


Started September 21, 2021, 08:02:27 pm

What question would you ask an AGI? in General AI Discussion


This question gets asked so often I tend to roll my eyes when I see it, but in this case it is Lex Fridman asking Douglas Lenat, so I watched the clip from the interview. Spoiler: the question that Dr Lenat would ask an AGI is "what solutions to the world's great problems are human beings overlooking?"

I've said before that intelligence is not a superpower and I don't believe a machine intelligence is going to be able to do something that enough people with their different points of view can't do. After all, computers used to be people working in teams to perform calculations and the same applies to other forms of intellectual endeavour. Computers, and presumably AGI, merely change the scale and economics of what is already possible.

However Dr Lenat put forward some very interesting examples in support of his argument which made me think again. In hindsight it's actually fairly obvious: AGI is likely to make certain things happen sooner than they might have otherwise.

6 Comments | Started September 20, 2021, 04:52:54 am

Help needed: glob pattern generator in AI Programming


I need help! I'm trying to implement a glob pattern generator, that would take a list of strings as input, and that would output the longest glob pattern that matches those strings.

Code: text
    so I have a car
    so I have a bicycle
    so you have a car

    so * have a *

Is there such a tool already somewhere?

11 Comments | Started September 19, 2021, 11:49:45 am

I couldn't find ANY philosophical discussion about a world without chaos in General AI Discussion

it started when I had seen this :


and rationalized the type of free will shown there is trade based. and can be programmed or toggled.
making an AI do something or cause it to by means of trade.

then I researched some philosophical works about free will VS determinism, and theorized as long as a creature can experience chaos
or link to it, it is linked to free will and the past does not fully control it in the sense it has unpredictability.

which makes me wonder...

if there were a world without physical chaos, what would it look like ?

6 Comments | Started September 17, 2021, 01:09:15 pm

My vision of a pure chatbot engine in General Chatbots and Software

Hi devs,

What I did is: I took all chatbot engines I knew, and listed all of their features, which resulted in a 4 pages list of complicated tools. Then I tried to imagine a new system that would integrate all of them. I did design it. Outcome? Ugly.

At this point, I went backwards, starting to remove bits & pieces until the only components left were useful and in harmony.

Here is it.

Code: text
op    type         description
--    ----         -----------

#     delimiter    rule
<     condition    input
>     action       output
@     action       selfput
*     condition    is in db
/     condition    is not in db
+     action       add to db
-     action       remove from db
{}    inline       capture
[]    inline       insert

  • The program is in the db too, you double an op to escape it: this allows authors to write self-modifying systems.
  • A capture {foo} sets the value of the foo variable, and an insertion [foo] inserts the value of foo.
  • Insertions are resolved before captures, there can be insertions inside of captures, which makes indirect variable assignment possible.

44 Comments | Started August 27, 2021, 12:51:45 am

Beautiful new work robot. in Robotics News


Imagine a new take on the term "workforce," where a fleet of robots assist human co-workers, freeing them to focus on inherently human tasks like decision making and creativity. Imagine true workforce flexibility, where robots learn and perform a variety of tasks, and swap places with another robot or person during peak loads. Imagine robots thoughtfully designed to be helpful and approachable, constructed to work beside people, in spaces built for people.

Although it's a marketing video there are a lot of interesting clues here about how this robot perceives its world.

These new Digit robots are available for sale now for around $250k each.

It is the same company that has been selling the Cassie robot for several years.


1 Comment | Started September 15, 2021, 02:35:17 am

Across the Multiverse in General Chat

If you have time to waste :

Video : https://youtu.be/1ogk43jp8Qg
To play : https://across-multiverse.com/

All in JavaScript and open source

1 Comment | Started September 15, 2021, 12:23:04 pm

have you heard about blender bot 2 in General Chatbots and Software


24 Comments | Started July 17, 2021, 02:28:19 am
Real Steel

Real Steel in Robots in Movies

Real Steel is a 2011 American science-fiction sports film starring Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo.

In 2020, human boxers have been replaced by robots. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer, owns "Ambush", but loses it in a fight against a bull belonging to promoter and carnival owner Ricky, who rigged the fight to mess with Charlie as he sees him as a joke, partially because he beat him up the last time they competed for bailing on the bet. Having made a bet that Ambush would win as a result, Charlie now has a debt to Ricky he can't pay—which he runs out on.

Apr 20, 2020, 14:25:24 pm

Singularity in Robots in Movies

Singularity is a Swiss/American science fiction film. It was written and directed by Robert Kouba, and its first shoot, in 2013, starred Julian Schaffner, Jeannine Wacker and Carmen Argenziano. The film was first released in 2017, after further scenes with John Cusack were added.

In 2020, robotics company C.E.O. Elias VanDorne reveals Kronos, the supercomputer he has invented to end all war. Kronos decides that mankind is responsible for all war, and it tries to use robots to kill all humans. VanDorne and Damien Walsh, a colleague, upload themselves into Kronos and watch the destruction. Ninety-seven years later, Andrew, a kind-hearted young man, wakes up in a ruined world. VanDorne and Walsh, still in Kronos, watch Andrew meet Calia, a teenage girl who seeks the last human settlement, the Aurora. Though Calia is first reluctant to let Andrew accompany her, the two later fall in love.

Apr 18, 2020, 13:37:25 pm
Star Wars: Rogue One

Star Wars: Rogue One in Robots in Movies

Rogue One follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's super weapon, just before the events of A New Hope.

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

One of the resistance fighters is K-2SO a droid. He is a CGI character voiced and performed through motion capture by Alan Tudyk. In the film, K-2SO is a KX-series security droid originally created by the Empire.

Feb 25, 2020, 18:50:48 pm
Practical Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning, Bots, and Agent Solutions Using C#

Practical Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning, Bots, and Agent Solutions Using C# in Books

Discover how all levels Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be present in the most unimaginable scenarios of ordinary lives. This book explores subjects such as neural networks, agents, multi agent systems, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning. These and other topics will be addressed with real world examples, so you can learn fundamental concepts with AI solutions and apply them to your own projects.

People tend to talk about AI as something mystical and unrelated to their ordinary life. Practical Artificial Intelligence provides simple explanations and hands on instructions. Rather than focusing on theory and overly scientific language, this book will enable practitioners of all levels to not only learn about AI but implement its practical uses.

Feb 10, 2020, 00:14:42 am
Robot Awakening (OMG I'm a Robot!)

Robot Awakening (OMG I'm a Robot!) in Robots in Movies

Danny discovers he is not human, he is a robot - an indestructible war machine. His girlfriend was kidnapped by a mysterious organization of spies who are after him & now he must go on a journey to save his girl and find out why the hell he is a robot?!

Feb 09, 2020, 23:55:45 pm
Program Y

Program Y in AIML / Pandorabots

Program Y is a fully compliant AIML 2.1 chatbot framework written in Python 3. It includes an entire platform for building your own chat bots using Artificial Intelligence Markup Language, or AIML for short. 

Feb 01, 2020, 15:37:24 pm
The AvatarBot

The AvatarBot in Tools

The AvatarBot helps you in finding an Avatar for your Chatbot. Answer a few questions and get a match. Keep trying to get the one you really like.

Dec 18, 2019, 14:51:56 pm

Eva in Chatbots - English

Our chatbot - Eva - was created by Stanusch Technologies SA. Eva, just 4 weeks after launch, competed in Swansea (UK) for the Loebner Prize 2019 with programs such as Mitsuku and Uberbot! Now, she is in the top 10 most-humanlike bots in the world! :)

Is it possible for Eva to pass the turing test? It's creators believe it is.

Eva has her own personality: she is 23 years old, she is a student from the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice (Lower Silesia district/Poland). She is a very charming and nice young women, who loves to play volleyball and to read books.

Dec 14, 2019, 13:10:13 pm
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker in Robots in Movies

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (also known as Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker) is an American epic space opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams.

A year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again—while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil. Meanwhile, the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its climax, altogether bringing the Skywalker saga to a definitive end.

Nov 15, 2019, 22:31:39 pm
Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate in Robots in Movies

Terminator: Dark Fate is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Tim Miller and created from a story by James Cameron. Cameron considers the film a direct sequel to his films The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The film stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning in their roles of Sarah Connor and the T-800 "Terminator", respectively, reuniting after 28 years.


In 1998, three years after defeating the T-1000 and averting the rise of the malevolent artificial intelligence (AI) SkynetSarah Connor and her teenage son John are relaxing on a beach at Guatemala. A T-800 Terminator, sent from the future before Skynet's erasure, arrives and shoots John, killing him.

Mackenzie Davis stars as Grace: A soldier from the year 2042 adopted by Resistance leader Daniella Ramos who was converted into a cyborg and sent by her adoptive mother to protect her younger self from a new advanced Terminator prototype.

Oct 29, 2019, 21:27:46 pm
Life Like

Life Like in Robots in Movies

A couple, James and Sophie, buy an android called Henry to help around the house.

In the beginning, this is perfect for both James and Sophie as Henry does housework and makes a good companion to Sophie. But when Henry’s childlike brain adapts by developing emotions, complications begin to arise

Oct 29, 2019, 21:14:49 pm