The last invention.

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Re: The last invention.
« Reply #390 on: December 27, 2018, 01:08:58 pm »
Hey Korr!

A line as taken from one of Bill Cosby's old albums (back when he actually did comedy),

"I started out as a child..."  ;)
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Re: The last invention.
« Reply #391 on: December 29, 2018, 10:47:55 am »
Ahhh! The house is finally empty; I thought/ hoped the holiday season would get easier once my kids left home… but no… they all come home to drink my booze and scoff me out of house and home… and omg they’re multiplying… grandkids everywhere.

A few years ago a built an small outside annex so I can drink/ code outside in the summer.  I had a plan this year, once they’re all settled and chatting I could sneak off, light the fire and have a few rums in peace and quiet, see…



I was right comfy… but by half ten there was no one left in the actual house, they were all sat outside bugging me… what you doing? What’s the matter, why are you out here, can we play, it’s nice and warm out here, we’ll keep you company… bah! Humbug.

Oh! And apparently It’s not PC to run psychological experiments on your grandkids… they all ended up with the same amount of sweets… eventually…lol.

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Korr, you've been quiet

Yer!  Life’s been hectic lately; I’m still working away in my spare time though.

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how bout you give us a timeline of what you have done so far

1966 - I started out as a child…
1985 - Started messing with AI
2018 - Still working on my AGI
2020 - Release the first true AGI, become a billionaire and solve world hunger/ disease.
2022 - Probably get assassinated for my troubles… lol.

I’m still working on integrating my working modules together, they all work great individually within the same connectome design but once you start mixing audio, vision, tactile, etc it gets a little more complicated, especially when you include the structures designed for ‘free will, self awareness and consciousness”’

It’s the little things I’m discovering that are taking my time, like our audio cortex actually processes certain elements of our vision… and vice versa… everything is mixed up.  Each of our senses has a spatial/ temporal domain/ frequency range of activations, and so once the sensory information is in the GTP the cortex doesn't care where it originated, it’s just processed as a whole.  I can see where synaesthesia arises from now, and how we can mentally picture/ imagine a surface just from touch alone.  Sound/ sight and touch can all have exactly the same properties.  This is how sounds can be smooth and blue can look cold.

I’ve been working under the assumption that each major cortex region mapped its sensory inputs according to the qualities of the input… this works.  I can train a map to recognise speech, wipe/ reset the map and then learn it to recognise objects… no problem. 

Then I noticed the two maps had very similar topologies so I fed vision into an audio/ speech map, it worked… except they were spatially/ temporally incorrect.  High frequency events were not mapping correctly to episodic memory.  This means that my assumptions for the sensory frequency ranges are wrong… I’m adjusting them all accordingly.

I’ve always wondered how subject A could recognise any letter of the alphabet, that subject B traced out with their finger, on any part of subject A’s body, any skin surface, any angle, any size… even locations where subject A had never experienced/ learned such a sensation. 

Up until now I thought the phenomenon was down to just our internal mental model of the world, but it seems we actually use a sensory map comprised from all our senses combined/ frequency aligned to generate the model… we partially use sense of visual location to place the sensation of the finger strokes in 2D… cool.

Ed: It actually helps explain a lot of human sensory phenomena, like how the resolution of blind person’s sense of touch can increase after losing their sight.  Because their vision and sense of touch occupy similar adjacent neural real estate arranged by the corresponding frequency domains, once vision is lost… adjacent neural areas become available for the sense of touch to spread out into… enhancing touch… no complex re-mapping is required.

So… yer… still short of free time… and still a work in progress… I need a holiday.

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Re: The last invention.
« Reply #392 on: December 29, 2018, 03:58:13 pm »
Recognize any letter, no matter its size, location, angle, etc......the sense of touch uses the method vision does

you don't need touch, just do vision or text. Text is really efficient and captures our knowledge.
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Re: The last invention.
« Reply #393 on: December 29, 2018, 04:50:04 pm »
Warning: Article may be NSFW, but comes from The Sun so you decide:

"TouchYou technology, is an electronic smart skin that is made up of tiny sensors that can detect the position of a touch, similar to a laptop touchpad."

"It also detects the force, or pressure of the touch and sends the the information to a wireless Bluetooth device that is connected."

"The sensor can be designed to be attached to any surface curvature, and the number and size of the electrodes (which are related to the sensor resolution or sensitivity) can easily be changed."

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8030636/sex-robots-feel-human-touch-smart-skin/

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Re: The last invention.
« Reply #394 on: December 29, 2018, 05:59:04 pm »
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you don't need touch, just do vision or text. Text is really efficient and captures our knowledge.

I feel you are slightly missing the point of my project LocK.

@ruebot

Cool piece of kit… the sensor itself is interesting.  Obviously some kind of capacitive/ resistance based matrix. 

There is nothing like a good war… or the sex industry to drive tech forward.

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Re: The last invention.
« Reply #395 on: January 05, 2019, 01:34:18 pm »
I had a request to explain my cluster… I bung it here…



This isn’t my main work station this is the cluster I can call on when ‘MORE POWER SCOTTY’ is required… and this cluster is definitely overkill for a chatbot… lol.

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What's the fewest number of nodes needed for supercomputer building practice?

It obviously really depends on your requirements.  Building a cluster specific to your requirements can be quite a complex task, though obviously worth the effort in the long run.

There is no minimum or maximum number of nodes/ cores; it depends on how you can split the processing requirements of your project.  It’s a similar concept to multi threading. 

I have several different configurations I can load.  I tend to write my AI applications as single core modules so I can run 32 simulations at the same time with different parameters to test suitability, or I can split a large model and run the nodes as a parallel processor.

For parallel work the cluster requires load balancing, etc for efficient loading and the network is always the bottleneck.  You have t be able to efficiently split the processing into nodes relying on the message passing interface (MPI) to exchange results/ data across the network.  I have custom wrote my own MPI to suit my special requirements.

I split a large 3D neural model into separate sections; each node runs one cycle and reports back to the master node when it’s completed it’s cycle, nodes then share relevant information and again notify the master node when done, the master then issues a command to continue the next cycle.  This kind of setup has a breakeven point because of network lag, etc, it’s not until I need to run hundreds of millions of neurons that it starts to give processing time benefits.

I personally wanted a cheap, reliable set up that didn’t require more than 1Kwh of electricity to run for long periods…each node uses fairly old tech, but still packs a punch even by today’s standards… Over clocked INTEL 478 Q6600 4 core @ 3.2 Ghz, 120 GB SSD, 8 GB Ram, 2 X 1GB NIC, Gigabyte motherboards, etc… fast, solid and reliable.  Each node would probably cost £60 Uk total… so cheap.

The head/ master node as a similar setup except it has more ram (16GB) and decent GPU to run the 4K monitors and projectors, etc. 

Each node runs Oracle VM running 4 virtual machines; I wanted a fast windows compatible system so the software I design can be shared not just amongst the nodes but too anyone on the web with a compatible OS.  You could load my ‘compute node’ software on your computer and I could use your spare processing power to help run my AGI… or you could run your own AGI, etc.

I can also configure the cluster for a corporate/ office environment for testing the network applications I write, etc so very handy to have. 

Obviously the most important thing is the wheels… lol.

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Re: The last invention.
« Reply #396 on: January 05, 2019, 01:44:17 pm »
Ahhh! The house is finally empty; I thought/ hoped the holiday season would get easier once my kids left home… but no… they all come home to drink my booze and scoff me out of house and home… and omg they’re multiplying… grandkids everywhere.

A few years ago a built an small outside annex so I can drink/ code outside in the summer.  I had a plan this year, once they’re all settled and chatting I could sneak off, light the fire and have a few rums in peace and quiet, see…



I was right comfy… but by half ten there was no one left in the actual house, they were all sat outside bugging me… what you doing? What’s the matter, why are you out here, can we play, it’s nice and warm out here, we’ll keep you company… bah! Humbug.

Oh! And apparently It’s not PC to run psychological experiments on your grandkids… they all ended up with the same amount of sweets… eventually…lol.

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Korr, you've been quiet

Yer!  Life’s been hectic lately; I’m still working away in my spare time though.

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how bout you give us a timeline of what you have done so far

1966 - I started out as a child…
1985 - Started messing with AI
2018 - Still working on my AGI
2020 - Release the first true AGI, become a billionaire and solve world hunger/ disease.
2022 - Probably get assassinated for my troubles… lol.

I’m still working on integrating my working modules together, they all work great individually within the same connectome design but once you start mixing audio, vision, tactile, etc it gets a little more complicated, especially when you include the structures designed for ‘free will, self awareness and consciousness”’

It’s the little things I’m discovering that are taking my time, like our audio cortex actually processes certain elements of our vision… and vice versa… everything is mixed up.  Each of our senses has a spatial/ temporal domain/ frequency range of activations, and so once the sensory information is in the GTP the cortex doesn't care where it originated, it’s just processed as a whole.  I can see where synaesthesia arises from now, and how we can mentally picture/ imagine a surface just from touch alone.  Sound/ sight and touch can all have exactly the same properties.  This is how sounds can be smooth and blue can look cold.

I’ve been working under the assumption that each major cortex region mapped its sensory inputs according to the qualities of the input… this works.  I can train a map to recognise speech, wipe/ reset the map and then learn it to recognise objects… no problem. 

Then I noticed the two maps had very similar topologies so I fed vision into an audio/ speech map, it worked… except they were spatially/ temporally incorrect.  High frequency events were not mapping correctly to episodic memory.  This means that my assumptions for the sensory frequency ranges are wrong… I’m adjusting them all accordingly.

I’ve always wondered how subject A could recognise any letter of the alphabet, that subject B traced out with their finger, on any part of subject A’s body, any skin surface, any angle, any size… even locations where subject A had never experienced/ learned such a sensation. 

Up until now I thought the phenomenon was down to just our internal mental model of the world, but it seems we actually use a sensory map comprised from all our senses combined/ frequency aligned to generate the model… we partially use sense of visual location to place the sensation of the finger strokes in 2D… cool.

Ed: It actually helps explain a lot of human sensory phenomena, like how the resolution of blind person’s sense of touch can increase after losing their sight.  Because their vision and sense of touch occupy similar adjacent neural real estate arranged by the corresponding frequency domains, once vision is lost… adjacent neural areas become available for the sense of touch to spread out into… enhancing touch… no complex re-mapping is required.

So… yer… still short of free time… and still a work in progress… I need a holiday.

 :)

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