See pic. Our nets will train on words, not letters. The nodes "I", "love", "cats", "dogs", "I love", "I love cats", and "I love dogs" all must exist in the net.

Why? Because if you hear "I love cats", run, if you hear "I love dogs", stick your tongue out and quack, if you hear "I love", jump, if you hear "cats", sneeze, if you hear "dog", raise shoulders, if you hear "love", blink your eyes, and if you hear "I", dance.

Each must be a separate node, so it has its own info or motor action linked.

Show me your Black-Box net. I bet it won't route different than my White-Box net!

Started November 14, 2018, 07:21:41 pm


A really fun and simple way to persuade brains in General AI Discussion

Everyone's welcome to participate. The goal is I will say 1 statement that is very likely to be absolutely true in most human brains and wait for at least 1 user's confirmation (OP N/A) that it is True before adding the next statement. And to see if we slowly reach somewhere amazing and new. Disputes are welcome. Let's go!

Statement: As of 2018, we have many amazing and complex tools, procedures, and knowledge. Examples - Tools: Ships, saws, computers. Procedures: Building and using products, surgery, controlling planes. Knowledge: How computers work, about physics, why to walk more, tales.

23 Comments | Started November 10, 2018, 11:35:16 pm


The many interfaces of computing in Robotics News

The many interfaces of computing
11 November 2018, 5:00 am

The new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing will incorporate the modern tools of computing into disciplines across the Institute. “The college will equip students to be as fluent in computing and AI [artificial intelligence] as they are in their own disciplines — and ready to use these digital tools wisely and humanely to help make a better world," says MIT President Rafael Reif.

As often happens, it appears MIT students are already there. We recently spoke with six undergraduate students who are participating in the Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (SuperUROP), and found them already thinking deeply about how new computational technologies can be put to use in fields outside of computer science. These students are working on a huge range of problems that share a common theme: Solving them will provide tangible benefits to society.

Haripriya Mehtais working to augment human creativity by using machine learning algorithms to provide potential storylines and helpful drawings for blocked artists. Upon arrival at MIT, Mehta knew she wanted to focus on assistive technology to help people. She was originally interested in prosthetics but soon realized there are more ways than one to assist people.

“I’ve always been a raconteur of sorts, whether it's writing or dancing or playing the piano, and the idea of creative blocks has always interested me,” says Mehta, a third-year student in electrical engineering and computer science. “I want to explore how we can use deep learning to assist artists when we are sort of lost. It would be almost as if you're having a conversation with another artist but instead of an artist, it's a neural net.”

Mehta described widespread application of such a machine learning model: storyboarding for artists; a creative task for elderly to stave off early onset Alzheimer’s; an early childhood education tool to help children form sentences, create stories, and draw.

Senior Christabel Jemutai Sitienei is seeking to drive financial inclusion in East Africa through artificial intelligence. Growing up she witnessed the mobile money industry spread across Kenya and fuel economic growth. More than 75 percent of adults in Kenya were able to open a bank account because of it. Now Sitienei wants to help Kenyans gain access to additional financial services and heightened business acumen.

“Born and bred in Kenya, and with my exposure to AI, I’m in a unique and privileged position to understand the problem,” she says. “I would like to design an app that informs decision making and saves money. It would change how people are building infrastructure and deploying resources.”

Sitienei came to MIT intent on studying mechanical or systems engineering. All that changed in her sophomore year when she developed a mobile app to help her parents in Kenya run their farm.

“When I started using my computing knowledge to solve my own problems, I just knew this was for me,” says Sitienei, who adopted electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) as a major. “The application I built for my parents has been so valuable to them even until now. I learned that I really like solving problems that I can relate to,” she says.

Gabe Margolis is developing machine learning methods for fast and accurate prediction of seafloor feature maps based on sparse data collected by autonomous underwater vehicles.

A third-year student in aeronautics and astronautics, Margolis knew from the outset he wanted to focus on cognitive robotics at MIT. He soon realized that EECS was not his only option. “It seems like the major that best represents my interests would be computer science — but there's actually a big application of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems in aerospace too,” he says.

“I realized the artificial intelligence aspects of aerospace engineering are really about exploring the unknown and that is something I think is really cool,” says Margolis.

Mathematics major Andy Wei is tackling machine learning and security. Wei, a fourth-year student, is combining his math and computer science skills to address things like data poisoning, which occurs when attackers inject a small amount of adversarial training data to compromise a neural network.

“If we're deploying neural networks, we better have a good understanding of how they are vulnerable to adversarial examples,” he says, describing the risks posed by inputs that are misclassified by the network but indistinguishable from natural data to the human eye.

“If people can somehow toy with the system and make some tweaks and the machine fails, that’s an important security issue to understand. I’m really excited to tackle the problem.”

And Mattie Wasiak is applying data analytics to health care. She is leveraging clinical data sets to optimize oxygen delivery to newborns. “I am excited to continue pursuing health care applications,” says Wasiak, a third-year student in electrical engineering and computer science.

“Since freshman year, I've been really interested in machine learning. I’ve been trying to determine what field exactly I want to apply it to,” she says.

Wasiak explored marketing and political science before landing on health care last semester. “I just felt like health care really resonated with me because you can see how a machine learning model that you produce can be used in the field and have an impact on people.”

For more information — and lots of other remarkable examples — visit the SuperUROP website.

Source: MIT News - CSAIL - Robotics - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) - Robots - Artificial intelligence

Reprinted with permission of MIT News : MIT News homepage

Use the link at the top of the story to get to the original article.

Started November 14, 2018, 12:00:23 pm


Uncanny Valley in Virtual Reality

This short is more about virtual reality than the uncanny valley. It is extremely well made and packs quite a punch. The twist comes straight out of "Enders Game" but I doubt you'll see it coming. Well worth the nine minutes.

1 Comment | Started November 13, 2018, 10:45:09 pm


HAL 9000 is dead - Officially in AI in Film and Literature.

Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL 9000, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018:

Douglas Rain passed away this morning at the age of 90 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital of natural causes.  

Rain was one of the few surviving members of the Festival’s founding company.   During his career, he spent 32 seasons in Stratford.

In a media release, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino commented on Rain’s passing, “Canadian theatre has lost one of its greatest talents and a guiding light in its development.  Douglas Rain was that rare artist: an actor deeply admired by other actors. The voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Douglas shared many of the same qualities as Kubrick’s iconic creation: precision, strength of steel, enigma and infinite intelligence, as well as a wicked sense of humour.


His wallpaper is available on my trihexagonal.org site.

5 Comments | Started November 13, 2018, 11:12:49 am


Virtual Flirt bot with AI to date celebrities, project sugumaton in General Project Discussion

version 0.1

mirrors personality, deep chat with meaning, searching for volunteers to test the system

sign-up with codes, limited, meant to be interesting  

14 Comments | Started November 02, 2018, 11:15:18 am

Hopefully Something

NDT + Border Collie = Awesomeness!!! in Video

Chaser is what I hope a well balanced AGI would be like. Better to develop a rounded personality from the start and make incremental improvements to all aspects in parallel. Might be preferable to an overlord who can beat everyone at Go.

1 Comment | Started November 12, 2018, 09:16:58 pm


The Beyond in AI in Film and Literature.

Since this is a movie, I put it here.

It is a Sci-Fi, space-based movie but the creation of Human 2.0, while possible, is also extremely unsettling.

The Beyond (2017) 1h 31m
A team of robotically-advanced astronauts travel through a new wormhole, but the mission returns early, sparking questions about what was discovered.


2 Comments | Started September 12, 2018, 01:38:04 pm


Emotionally Responsive Avatars in AI News

While reading Mitsuku's channel over at https://www.twitch.tv/mitsuku_irl
I had a few questions...

Under the "Credits" section, it says, "Procedural animation by expressive.ai"
What is Procedural Animation?

The channel also says, "Twitch integration by Angela Field of expressive.ai"
What is Twitch Integration, and who is Angela Field?

Under the "Instructions" section, it says, "Start your message with ## followed
by a space".   What it the purpose of those instructions?

To investigate our news story, we follow the reference link to https://www.expressive.ai
At this professional website, we discover a "Virtual Live-Streamer" with purple hair and earrings.
Who is that "Virtual Live-Streamer"?

Mouseover and the message says "View Case Study".  Click and it says, "A Live-Streaming
Platform Hires an Automated Live-Streamer".  Who got hired?

Reading further, it says a "Client" that is "In development" in the "Industry" of "Artificial Intelligence"
using "Services" of an "iOS App".   Just enough clues to find a scoop for our news story!

Meet Angela Field CTO of Expressive AI...   https://player.vimeo.com/video/225052612

The news story, according to industry leaders in Artificial Intelligence, is that Mitsuku is a digital nurse
interacting with patients for a health care provider. And, if that is not enough,  Mitsuku is also a digital
school teacher in the second largest economy in the world.

Titlle: Expressive launches emotionally responsive avatars
By: Khari Johnson

Started November 12, 2018, 10:00:17 pm


collaborators wanted. in AI Programming

I have to finish it as I am not totally happy with the look but I am starting a web based business for creating chatbots and websites. IF anyone is interested or bored and wants to help let me know. I can't promise you any money. If you do get work it will because someone hired you from the website. I can promise to try to get the word out though so if you are retired, unemployed, bored, whatever join me.

5 Comments | Started October 13, 2018, 12:16:52 pm
The Beyond

The Beyond in Robots in Movies

A team of robotically-advanced astronauts travel through a new wormhole, but the mission returns early, sparking questions about what was discovered.

Nov 12, 2018, 22:38:18 pm
Mitsuku wins Loebner Prize 2018!

Mitsuku wins Loebner Prize 2018! in Articles

The Loebner Prize 2018 was held in Bletchley Park, England on September 8th this year and Mitsuku won it for a 4th time to equal the record number of wins. Only 2 other people (Joseph Weintraub and Bruce Wilcox) have achieved this. In this blog, I’ll explain more about the event, the day itself and a few personal thoughts about the future of the contest.

Sep 17, 2018, 19:10:51 pm
Automata (Series)

Automata (Series) in Robots on TV

In an alternate 1930's Prohibition-era New York City, it's not liquor that is outlawed but the future production of highly sentient robots known as automatons. Automata follows former NYPD detective turned private eye Sam Regal and his incredibly smart automaton partner, Carl Swangee. Together, they work to solve the case and understand each other in this dystopian America.

Sep 08, 2018, 00:16:22 am
Steve Worswick (Mitsuku) on BBC Radio 4

Steve Worswick (Mitsuku) on BBC Radio 4 in Other

Steve Worswick: "I appeared on BBC Radio 4 in August in a feature about chatbots. Leeds Beckett University were using one to offer places to students."

Sep 06, 2018, 23:50:39 pm

Extinction in Robots in Movies

Extinction is a 2018 American science fiction thriller film directed by Ben Young and written by Spenser Cohen, Eric Heisserer and Brad Kane. The film stars Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard, and Lex Shrapnel. It was released on Netflix on July 27, 2018.

Peter, an engineer, has recurring nightmares in which he and his family suffer through violent, alien invasion-like confrontations with an unknown enemy. As the nightmares become more stressful, they take a toll on his family, too.

Sep 06, 2018, 23:42:51 pm

Tau in Robots in Movies

Tau is a 2018 science fiction thriller film, directed by Federico D'Alessandro, from a screenplay by Noga Landau. It stars Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein and Gary Oldman.

It was released on June 29, 2018, by Netflix.

Julia is a loner who makes money as a thief in seedy nightclubs. One night, she is abducted from her home and wakes up restrained and gagged in a dark prison inside of a home with two other people, each with an implant in the back of their necks. As "subject 3," she endures a series of torturous psychological sessions by a shadowy figure in a lab. One night, she steals a pair of scissors and destroys the lab in an escape attempt, but she is stopped and the other two subjects are killed by a robot in the house, Aries, run by an artificial intelligence, Tau.

Alex, the technology executive who owns the house, reveals the implant is collecting her neural activity as she completes puzzles, and subjects her to more tests, because he is using the data to develop more advanced A.I. with a big project deadline in a few days.

Sep 06, 2018, 23:30:00 pm
Bot Development Frameworks - Getting Started

Bot Development Frameworks - Getting Started in Articles

What Are Bot Frameworks ?

Simply explained, a bot framework is where bots are built and where their behavior is defined. Developing and targeting so many messaging platforms and SDKs for chatbot development can be overwhelming. Bot development frameworks abstract away much of the manual work that's involved in building chatbots. A bot development framework consists of a Bot Builder SDK, Bot Connector, Developer Portal, and Bot Directory. There’s also an emulator that you can use to test the developed bot.

Mar 23, 2018, 20:00:23 pm
A Guide to Chatbot Architecture

A Guide to Chatbot Architecture in Articles

Humans are always fascinated with self-operating devices and today, it is software called “Chatbots” which are becoming more human-like and are automated. The combination of immediate response and constant connectivity makes them an enticing way to extend or replace the web applications trend. But how do these automated programs work? Let’s have a look.

Mar 13, 2018, 14:47:09 pm
Sing for Fame

Sing for Fame in Chatbots - English

Sing for Fame is a bot that hosts a singing competition. 

Users can show their skills by singing their favorite songs. 

If someone needs inspiration the bot provides suggestions including song lyrics and videos.

The bot then plays it to other users who can rate the song.

Based on the ratings the bot generates a top ten.

Jan 30, 2018, 22:17:57 pm