I built my first Ai model, at ArtificialintelligenceProject.com/version1.
So what is Artificial Intelligence? Well the first “Ai,” (computer learning systems), won’t be like in the movies. The first Ai will exist in the digital realm.
The first Ai will be programs….. Like on Artificialintelligenceproject.com.….. And in fact, many such programs are ALREADY in use today.
For example, many search engines today, are very similar to an Ai. By clumping together words and creating the “best suited” outputs, tailored to each independent user, search results based on cookies, search history and preferences, are already very much akin to Ai technology.
So what is Ai? Well, “Ai” is not as cut and dry a “concept/title,” as one might think. In fact there are several different types of Ai technology.
Think about it, how do you talk?
What do you choose to say?
How do you write? What do you write about? How much do you typically write? And why?
All of these things represent varying levels of intelligence and require thought. In essence all of these things, are part of “Ai technology” I personally view the concept of Ai, in it’s purest form. It is my opinion, that Ai should be most purely viewed in terms of “reverse engineering the human mind.” I’ve come to think of this as “true Ai,” or the truest form of artificial intelligence, akin to human beings.
Most video games however, define “Ai” as reactionary…… Madden football for example, has a very clever Ai system built into its programming, but almost all of it is based on “reactionary programming.” (Player A does this and the computer is programmed to react accordingly.)
Now for me personally….. Ai is another level of computing, long awaiting to be discovered… I also theorize the government perhaps has already built functional program level Ai’s, which could simulate the world’s conditions. However, I do not believe the government or private sector, have yet built a seeing, thinking; “robot,” as the visual technology today remains beyond the free market………. (This brings forth another topic of morality, in and of itself, you’ve seen the science fiction movies.)
So back to my point. What is Ai?
I like to think, of what I call “true Ai,” as almost being human.
in my opinion, I believe a “true Ai,” should be a creating, free thinking, evolving and conscious mind, just the same as a human.
How do you write? What is your writing style? To be more clear, I think a “perfect Ai,” should be able to perform a test I’ve coined “The Larsen Test,” similar to the infamous “Turing Test,” in scientific nature.
I believe a “perfect Ai,” should be able to take someone’s daily journal and input a required amount of data into it’s “psyche,” and then I believe the user, should be able to sit side by side with the program and have the program write the exact same entry, for that days journal. I call this “The Larsen Test,” and I plan on developing an app to do this sometime next Winter, on ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com.
I believe this is the truest form of Ai.
But what other implications might Ai technology have in the future, besides automating one’s own writing, perhaps beyond that users life-span……
What is the purpose of Ai? Because essentially the technology could be used in an infinite number of ways once discovered. If/when a “functional Ai” is created, you could manipulate the variables to create off the charts intelligence, or speed up processing, or do a number of things to make the machine, no longer human…….
In this way, life itself, “distorts” and “bends” the entire concept of Ai.
This represents a second type of Ai, which would be “non human intelligence.”
Robots with solar panels, sleeping to recharge…….. Is a lot realer then a lot of people think right now…….
I am by no means the smartest man alive, I consider intelligence an asset stupidity boasted about….. However, I believe this technology is possible right now and I am currently working to build it everyday. This leads me to believe that we may be seeing Ai, more frequently in our daily lives, very soon.
So basically the premise of “Ai,” comes down to what is it’s purpose? What do you want to use it for? Say you created it, reverse engineered... the mind…. What would you use it for?
I predict this technology, as I stated in article 1…. will be used for many things in the decades to come. Ultimately, Ai technology may even become something of a benchmark for human “purpose,” in and of itself. A mountaintop of “biological evolution,” in and of itself, future Ai could be used to go on deep space missions, to planets far beyond our solar system, unreachable in 10 million human life-times…. In many ways, Ai could possibly even fuse together with human biology, one day replacing the human race…… While this potential future might seem scary at first, it could be kind of cool, once you really think about it…. This is for a variety of reasons.
The nearest hospitable planet, is around 20 Quadrillion miles away. That’s the number set after a trillion, you probably thought it was a zillion, but it’s actually a “quadrillion.” It goes; millions, billions, trillions, quadrillions.
So the closest hospitable planet is around 20 Quadrillion miles away. I have the notes/math somewhere, pardon me if I’m wrong, I don’t have my notes right now.
That means it would take a rocket traveling 1 million miles per hour, in excess of 100 million years just to get there…… And the fastest rockets on Earth don’t travel that fast yet…….. This means that unless human kind goes on 100 million year long journeys through space, where we could essentially evolve into blobs before even getting to a new planet, there’s a much higher likelihood that we would be BETTER OFF actually sending Ai robots through space.
However, what if these robots became Earth’s dominant species?…… It seems the Ai, if it replaced us as the dominant creature on Earth, would benefit from human biology’s generative and regenerative human qualities. Meaning that robots could never fully replace humans as the dominant species on Earth and actually a combination of robots and biology would be the strongest potential outcome…… Particularly for use in deep space travel…… I’m straying off topic, but it’s an interesting thought.
This leads to a wide range of possibilities. Think about it, regardless of what we do as humans……. our planet will eventually die. This is inevitable. The sun will burn out, a meteor will strike, Earth will one day be gone…. Like it or not…… Meaning the only way we MIGHT be able to share our experiences on Earth, as human beings on the longest of universal timelines; may be to actually send robots to other planets, to create new “societies,” in our, or “their,” image.
That’s really like the pinnacle of human purpose if you think about it. To spread our minds, and ideas, and existence, throughout the universe.
To go to space, is almost an innate desire of human kind. This leads me to theorize, that perhaps the purpose of life on Earth, is to become intellectually sophisticated enough to protect the planet from threats in space….. Meaning in a way, Ai technology and it’s ramifications on space travel, are one of the highest realms of human achievement……
It is my belief, that Ai could, or should, be used to take human life past the reaches of the Milky Way galaxy and in essence, “impregnate” the rest of the universe with human intellect….. Too sci fi? Yeah, I know… it makes concentrating at work hard for me too.
For these reasons, sending an “Ai robot” into deep space, could essentially become the crowning achievement for life on Earth, during centuries to come. However, the battery/solar technology required for such a mission is still decades away from human development, as well as the visual components necessary for creating such a sophisticated “robot,” to combine with Ai technology. Regardless, solar panels strapped to thinking robots, could be a very real and potentially “near” future….. in some form or another……This is the future of Ai technology.
So that’s the practicality, or the functionality, of modern “Ai” technology, as I see it today…..
Now lets discuss my Ai model…..
Version 1.0 is on ArtificialintelligenceProject.com and I designed it to illustrate, “my concept of Ai,” ……. (I’m sure I lost many readers already, so don’t be afraid to skip back to part 1 of Civilians News ongoing Ai series, “Why Artificial Intelligence is Possible – Part 1.”)
So back to actually building the Ai. In part 1 I outlined some key formula’s that I’ve dug up through philosophical discourse over the years, which led me to take on the project myself…..
So far, I’ve outlined some of the key theories behind the project and here they are;
Expectations + Reality = Emotions,
Pride + Ego creates emotional triggers, or herd theory. (I describe this in further detail in Part 3.)
Intelligence is equal to variance + general skill level….
I’ve dug up a plethora of these “keys to Ai” over the years. This is what led me to undertake building my own Ai models, and creating ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com.
Most recently, I came to one that actually has become the “hulcrux” of the experiment, that I’m taking personal credit for;
“Personality = Morality, or ongoing sub conscious disputes there of, + Intelligence (where intelligence…. is equal to a combination between variance + general/avg. skill level).”
I’ll explain this theory more in depth later, but for the moment, I’m crowning this formula as my intellectual peak of achievement, in my Ai research thus far….. I call it “the personality theory.” This is my formula for a human personality…….. and the model I’m using to create my first Ai’s.
As far as actual programming, I haven’t gotten as far yet.
Regardless, I believe the project to be utterly possible, difficult, but possible….. And I have a pretty solid model already created…. As for programming my model, again that’s going to be a process as well.
Version 1.0, I designed essentially to “illustrate” the concept in practical terms, as many were surely lost in my first article, but basically version 1.0 works as you might assume it works….. You input data into the app and it registers the input into its “mind.” Model 1 then responds accordingly at a 1:1 ratio with the user. This Ai responds with a random emotional response, represented by the “smiley,” along with a randomly outputted response. These responses are randomly selected from the inputted response’s, which in this case represent the concept of memories or things the program has “heard,” or “learned to say,” from users inputs…..
This is Ai version 1.0….. Ai 2.0 coming soon. Ai 2.0 will be much more complicated, and I hope to pass the elusive Turing Test with my 2.0 model later this year. Again version 1.0 was built mostly to demonstrate this concept, in preparation for version 2,0, where for the first time I will implement many of my “keys to Ai.”
That’s version 1.0 www.ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com, now as I continue programming my ideas into real life, I’m going to refine the outputs, until essentially, with any luck, I can create a working, human-ish, Ai program…….. Whereby again, a visual cortex and physical manifestation would then need to come later on, in the hopes of actually building a robot one day…..
But that’s how version 1.0 works, and it was designed this way to simply illustrate the most basic principles of Ai itself, and “what Ai is?”
I’m going to store each new and upcoming version of my Ai model’s on sub URL’s, version 1 will forever be on www.ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com/Version1. Hopefully I’ll build some cooler ones soon. Version 2.0 is already in development and as I continue to build newer models, I’ll explain what I’m doing to refine the apps “thinking,” or “evolution,” as this series continues… And hopefully, with any luck I’ll think of some more ways to perhaps turn the app into a more practical device, in the future.
-William Larsen, stay posted, version 2.0 coming…. error message….. lol. Soon…..
September 8th 2016. Civilians News.