Secondary Singularity steps spawned by Mentifex are now unstoppable.
Encouraging AI enthusiasts to code AI for the Web (or in secret!).
For the broadest possible impact on hastening the
persons who have never coded a line of software (especially students)
plus of course the most seasoned of programmers, are urged to pick
one of the
AI Algorithms Steps, code it as AI in the public domain and
publish it on the Web for others to enhance and enlarge. Once the
most primitive, initial AI code in language XYZ is up on the Web,
watch for a starburst of variations on a theme to emerge 'Netwide.
Establishing a user base of installed AI software.
Already many Netizens have installed local copies of the Mind.html AI.
A "Seed AI" update link allows the users to check for newer versions.
Each installation is potentially a hotspot of Seed AI germination,
attracting talanted individuals who may then code their own AI Minds.
Raising the level of anxiety among AI aspirants everywhere.
Unlike AI4U author Mentifex, not everyone openly releases their AI
software code and theory and documentation into the public domain.
Quite a few, possibly a majority, of AI projects are conducted in secret.
Whosoever does not assess and evaluate Mentifex AI is in grave danger of
losing the race to create superintelligent artificial intelligence (SAI) and
of lagging behind as an AI lab, or as a company, or even as a nation.
Why did you write AI4U?
Preface on page ix of the AI4U front matter. Why did you self-publish instead of finding a traditional publisher?
The M*ntifex-bashers like to label the chosen route as vanity self-publication,
but iUniverse.com is a legitimate option for those with ideas to disseminate.
The idea is, let the peer-review occur after, not before, the publication. What gives you the authority to write a book on artificial intelligence?
As an independent scholar in AI, I am a natural authority on my own work. Why is there no index at the back of the book?
Time constraints did not permit the crafting of an in-book index.
Instead, there is an
on-line index that may be captured locally or printed out. How well has the AI4U book sold?
http://visitware.com/AI4U/PODsales.html reveals the sales figures. Why did the publisher release both positive and negative points about AI4U?
Actually, I wrote the "positive and negative points" for the back of the book.
I wanted to offset the
extraordinary scientific claims of having solved AI
with all the drawbacks that I could think of, so as to achieve a balance. What institutions of higher learning have AI4U in their libraries?
The following prestigious universities keep AI4U on their shelves.
Hong Kong University Call Number: 006.3 M981
At your own library you may consider submitting an
acquisition request for AI4U ISBN 0595654371. What do you mean when you claim that
AI has been solved?
I mean three things:
artificial intelligence constitutes a problem of theory and implementation;
implementation has been solved with the
AI breakthrough of
7 June 2006. But how can such primitive software be a solution by implementation?
Although Mind.Forth is a primitive AI, it contains the seed of AI evolution.
The most important thing is not the what but the how of AI implementation.
Mind.Forth shows how to implement a theory of mind in a specimen of mind.
The specimen is the start of a new species of mind alongside homo sapiens.
If a programmer ports Mind.Forth to a new programming language, then a new
species of mind begins to evolve and branch off from the original Forthmind.
There is a steep learning curve for computer programmers to understand how
Mind.Forth does what it does -- thinking by means of the spread of activation
from concept to concept across the associative mindgrid -- but, once AI coders
fully understand the theory of mind and how it is implemented in Mind.Forth AI,
then we may expect another Cambrian explosion in the rapid evolution of a wide
variety of AI minds and of intelligent robots giving embodiment to AI minds. Can
Google become an artificial intelligence as described in AI4U?
Google certainly has the data to whet the appetite of an
Mind, but first
Google would need an AI Engine such as
Mind.Forth to impose order on the data,
so that Google would not just store the data but would
know the web of data. How does the AI4U textbook address
issues of Machine Learning (ML)?
The underlying algorithms of the artificial mind learn
new concepts as a matter
of course, and the intellect of the AI seeks out knowledge by means of the
Ask module and its related sub-modules, such as
wtAuxSDo. When the AI
has a hunch that it can learn something new, it asks a pertinent question. If you could retroactively add material to the AI4U book, what would you add?
AITree that shows the mind-modules as a hierarchy of function-calls.