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Sun Apr 10 21:52:51 EST 2005

have to wait for petabyte rams and massively parallel megasystems OR
molecular technology to imitate life structures such as computing DNA.

And how did you get from teaching ballroom dancing to AI concerns? <g>

Arthur T. Murray <uj797 at victoria.tc.ca> wrote in message
news:379db72c.0 at news.victoria.tc.ca...
> http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7256/mind-fpc.html Mind.Forth
> public domain artificial intelligence for robots is now available
> for downloading to your IBM-clone PC and for porting to additional
> programming languages.  Here is some documentation of the "MIND":
> For lack of Massively Parallel Programming (MPP), the main
> loop MIND must cycle one-by-one through the modalities
> (functions) of a thinking mind.
> The TABULARASA (Latin for "blank slate") subroutine provides
> the empty memory space analogous to the brain of a newborn child.
> The BOOTSTRAP subroutine loads up some initial concepts into
> the three arrays of the mindcore "psi", the English lexicon "uk",
> and the auditory memory "ear".  Any item in the bootstrap has to
> be carefully coordinated so as to have the right "flags" that
> function as synaptic associative tags from one part of the
> mindgrid to another part.  Once the artificial mind is up and
> running, the software will automatically create all the flags
> which must so carefully be entered into the bootstrap by the
> programmer.
> The main loop MIND calls the LANG-UK subroutine in order to
> think in English.  There could also be additional natural language
> subroutines for a multilingual AI for the purposes of Machine
> Translation (MT) or simultaneous interpreting by a robot.
> The MIND loop calls the ATTENTION subroutine in order to check and
> see if a human user is trying to communicate by means of the keyboard
> or by speech recognition.  If there is no human user entering data,
> the AI skips the SENSORIUM subroutine and composes another thought
> of its own.  Thus the AI could gradually learn reams of data, or
> explore the Internet, or communicate with other AI entities.
> Next there is a prompt for a human user to type in or speak
> a message.  This prompt must be in the main MIND loop and not
> lower down in SENSORIUM because SENSORIUM serves not only user
> input but also the "REENTRY" of the thoughts of the AI --
> which do not need a prompt as a human user does.
> The SENSORIUM subroutine is currently for the human user to type in
> or speak a message, but SENSORIUM could branch out not only into the
> five basic human senses but also into exotic and humanly impossible
> senses that only a robot or cyborg could have.

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