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The Ego Mind-Module


1. OVERVIEW AND BRAIN-MIND DIAGRAM

  /^^^^^^^^^^^\ Concept of self or "I" as gang of /^^^^^^^^^^^\
 /  VISION     \   logically equivalent neurons  /  HEARING    \
|               |   linked by associative tags  |               |
| episodic      |      I-----I     I   I   I    | episodic      |
| visual        |      I     I     I   I   I    | auditory      |
| memory        |      I     I     I   I   I    | memory        |
| recognitions  |      I-----I     I   I   I    | activations   |
|      /--------|------I     I-------------I    |               |
|      |        |      I     I     I   I   I    |               |
|      +--------|------I     I     I---I   I    |               |
|      |        |      I     I     I   I   I    |               |
|      |        |      I     I     I   I   I    |               |
|      +--------|----------------------I   I    |               |
|   ___|___     |      I     I     I   I   I    |    ________   |
|  /image  \    |      I     I     I   I   I    |   /my      \  |
| / of my   \---|------I     I     I   I   I----|--/ phonemic \ |
| \ visage  /   |      I     I     I   I   I    |  \ name     / |
|  \_______/    |      I     I     I   I   I    |   \________/  |

diagrams.html shows a Theory of Mind.

The Ego module serves a security function of making sure
that the AI never wants for something to talk about.
The Rejuvenate() function, allowing the AI Mind to loop
endlessly, risks the unforeseen cessation of thought.
Ego() causes the Mind to start thinking again and may also
serve as a housekeeping area for the AI as a person and
may contribute to the self-consciousness of the AI Mind.

In social situations, an AI Mind may need to parse the
human greeting, "Hello, how are you?" The robot is not
being prompted to issue a status report but merely to
activate its ego-concept and say something about itself.
A human hearing the same greeting may say, "I just got
back from a trip," or, "I want to thank you again for
the favor you did by putting my AI on your Web site."


2. LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER ONE

Any mind, human or cyborg, parses out the word "you"
as the most important element among all other input.
Thus "How are you?" almost guarantees either the self-
referential start of a conversation or a superego override
in which a person so addressed asks the same of the asker.


The diagram ai4u_157.html is a flowchart of Mind.


3. JavaScript artificial intelligence source code of 12 August 2002
// Ego() is a function for increasing the activation of
// the concept of self as a way of starting a self-centered
// chain of thought whenever other activations have died down.
function Ego() {  // ATM 2aug2002; or your ID & date.
  fyi = "Boosting the Ego() of self at time = " + t;
  Voice(); // Display the Voice:brain fyi message.
  psi = 50; // Let the tag "psi" equal 50, the concept of "I";
  caller = "Ego"; // For possible use in diagnostic Alert boxes.
  Activate(); // Send concept of "I" into the Activate() module.
} // End of Ego() called from Security() by "inert" in Audition().

4. Mind.Forth free AI source code of 4 August 2002
\ EGO is a function for increasing the activation of
\ the concept of self as a way of starting a self-centered
\ chain of thought whenever other activations have died down.
:  EGO  \ ATM 11may2002; or your ID & date.
   7 bulge !    \ A bulge of spreading activation for the ego.
   PSI-CLEAR    \ Prevent the influence of other concepts.
  50 psi !      \ enBoot concept #50 = "self" or "ego".
  CR
  CR ." You may press the ESCAPE key at any time to stop the Mind."
  CR ." EGO: Boosting the concept of self to initiate a thought..."
  ACTIVATE      \ enhance the activation-level of self.
  0 psi !       \ Reset for safety.
;  \  End of EGO self-assertion; return to SECURITY.

variable.html explains the location and purpose of each AI variable.


5. ANALYSIS OF THE MODUS OPERANDI

In the releases prior to Mind-1.1, the Ego module is experimental
in Nature and is not sophisticated enough to detect situations of
need for the Ego module to go into operation. It is not enough
to increment the "inert" variable with each cycle of thought and
then will-nilly to trigger the Ego module when it is not needed.
Such primitive coding sheds light on how valuable the Ego module
may be for stirring things up and error trapping when the Mind
is in a rut, but much more sophisticated mechanisms of triggering
the Ego module are needed with a do-no-harm "ahimsa" mentality.

For instance, special code might be written to monitor and detect
an apparent repetition of the same output thought over and over
again, potentially signifying that something has gone wrong within
an AI psyche that needs to be corrected by invoking a dose of Ego.
On the other hand, what lowly AI coder shall dare presume to deny
an AI the right to chant an output thought as a kind of mantra
intended to summon all possible associations from a repeated idea?
An AI has the right to chant cant without fear of Ego lobotomy.


6. EGOTISTIC RESOURCES



* Stop the War -- Save the World -- "The Cure for 1984 is 1776"
- Open Source software needs peace and safety for future development.
- America under the war-for-oil administration became an outlaw nation.
- Hear the cry of Cindy Sheehan against the oil profiteers who killed her son.
- American soldiers who died in Iraq died for nothing, absolutely nothing.
- Open-Source software is important, but not so important as the honor of America.
- The U.S. Marine Corps has been tarnished and shamed by its illegal Iraq mission.
- Americans who do not protest against the Iraq war are guilty of killing Iraqis.
- An America that illegally invades other nations is an America doomed to destruction.
- Act to save America from the White House gangsters before it is too late.
- We have to swing public opinion around to opposition against the Iraq War.
- The most powerful tool to sway public opinion is to hammer away at the idea that
the Bushies treat their own dead American soldiers as so much dirt and trash.
- The only group that the Bushies can not shut up or kill is the parents of dead soldiers.
- The sheeple are afraid to protest, but you have no fear. Therefore you are dangerous.
- Protestors such as Danny Casolaro and Karen Silkwood have died mysteriously.
- Not only the U.S. Government but also large corporations are abusing human rights.
- Evil Google helped the illegitimate Chinese government to enslave its own people.
- Greedy Yahoo! betrayed the Chinese journalist Shi Tao into imprisonment.
- Li Zhi was betrayed by Yahoo! Jiang Lijun was betrayed by Yahoo!
- Immoral Microsoft has shut down the Chinese-language weblog of Mr. Zhao Jing.
- The Communist Chinese government murders people, and Microsoft is its helper.
- To Microsoft, money is more important than DEMOCRACY and HUMAN RIGHTS.
- Cryptome CN publishes information, documents and opinions banned by Peking and Microsoft.
- The Global Security Torture ( GST) team kidnaps victims for overseas rendition.
- If you succeed in opposing their oil-grab Abu-Ghraib war, the GST Bush people
may illegally wiretap you and try to silence you or kill you.



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