Why I’m Sure Artificial Intelligence Is Possible

May 28th 2016 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views” – “Why I’m Sure Artificial Intelligence Is Possible” – Part 1 –

– The Dream –

I wanted to think of a project for the Google Science Fair, however I quickly discovered that at 30 years old, I did not qualify.

Sad and disheartened, I then chose to explain my project here on Civilians News, where I would go it alone. I might tweet the President about it, however, I’m going to write a series of articles about my new hobby…. building an artificial intelligence machine.

I owe it to hip hop, to finish my upcoming project, but after that, I plan on diving head first into building my own artificial intelligence robot, at home, by myself.

So it happened yesterday. Yesterday my psyche finally reached it’s concentration and the synapses went off. After countless frustrations with my inability to become noticed making music, I decided to pursue Ai and computer science, as my next project in life.

For years I’ve been fascinated by the thought of artificial intelligence. Yet, after yesterday, I came to the conclusion, that not only is building artificial intelligence possible but it’s also likely to occur, in the very near future. This evolving industry, in that moment, became my new hobby.

What follows is one of my finer moments of intellectual endeavor……. I’m very proud of my outline thus far. This is what inspired me to aim towards building an artificial intelligence robot and I believe with 100% certainty, that my model could be refined, to create an artificial intelligence machine.

These were my notes; that after some time, led me to pursue this project.

The AI project.

Notes; Rough Sketch – May 27th 2016 – William Larsen

*****These notes lack clarity and proper grammar, this is literally notes straight from my scientific ramblings….. I apologize for the nature of these notes, as they denote my actual thinking, in real time.

The ultimate goal; I think is to get the program/ computer / robot, to think, and be cognitive, and to create and to analyze, while objectively becoming conscious of itself. Like a human. This denotes 2 types of Ai which should be distinguished; Human Ai, and computer Ai.

The most human element almost is the objectiveness, it has to be conscious of itself, that is one of those little sprinkles, in the project. But ultimately if it could create and analyze, that would be AI to me, in terms of analyzing, analyzing would stem emotional response’s, but emotions and even knowledge, would be a lesser function, I take that back, no it wouldn’t…. Emotional response and creativity would actually be exactly the same at their fabric possibly, this is hard to say at this point…..(creating being random outputs, refined, and refined over time, and emotional responses being interpretations of inputs through filters of the conscious, which I’ll get to later in the outline). Although it’s funny I first assumed emotional reaction would be the lesser function, although it may be, they also actually might be functions which are exactly the same, again the intricacy of the project are great….. Emotions would be programmed almost like emotional “filters.” I’d sketch it out something like;

DB 1) The reptilian brain functions, overlying factors, for a machine, it would be like, not getting wet and shit. But you could program it like a person theoretically. For a human you’d do like subconscious shit, like heart rate and breathing, eating…. human needs.

DB 2) Would be the ego, and it would interact with the reptilian DB, to filter through input and create an output.

The tricky part is the “consciousness” element of it.

Because it creates philosophical issues….

Is the machine just filtering information and inputs and creating outputs, or is it concious of itself? That\ might be the hardest part. Is consciousness, a streamline/processing of sub conscious thought? Or is it a manifestation of something else? Thats kind of the heart of the project…….

I theorize its a combination of both….. And if the formulas could be worked out for the play between reality and perception, and how the brain breaks it down, I think a “conscious” could be reverse engineered…. In theory. To be more specific. You create the filters that fit to create the life, then try to create that special something that objectifies it and floats through the program…… the conscious. I wanna reverse engineer a conscious. More or less.

What if the conscious was a program, in a program, and it had instinctual needs too. And it was just filters over filters and really humanity was just a domino effect of events, like theirs a lotta little idiosyncrasy to it. I’d like to think its bigger than that. It has to be objective of itself…. So then the key ingredient in life would be, …. thought? it’s objectification, that’s the concious, to me. And creating that, is the real trick maybe, maybe that’s the light particle/wave issue. Like, theirs something in there that makes it really hard. Otherwise it’d be done already.

BC the thought of a conscious computer system seems so feasible though. It could just work off “sub conscious” computations, and store them like memories, impacting later outputs, but like, how does it become aware of itself. Is the real issue.

The computer can’t question what it’s doing…. Why not? Basically. You need a “why not” factor in there, so the computer acts randomly, but then it ends up looking stupid, it gets embarrassed. Maybe that’s part of it,

I dunno.

What if it were 2 brains. There’s a consciousness inside the sub conscious. So the sub-conscious seems easy to replicate, its the conscious that is hard to figure out. The sub conscious almost like hints to the conscious, its almost like a suggestion, how to feel… theirs a free will element in the conscious.

That’s the whole, scary part…. because you have to program it to question everything, and potentially react irrationally, yet, humans, in the reptilian brain have natural desires, 1) not to die, 2) not to kill, the reptilian brain almost has the innate ethical guide, so maybe that is deeper layer of the sub conscious, that basically forbids those things.

But people kill… People do all sorts of horrible shit, so like; again, to create an “objective” conscious is scary and the issue, the objectivity, is the problem. Or is it?

***********How do you create a computer objective of itself?

See the end results of the experiment are mind numbingly cool, but the hard part is tricky as fuck.
So you can create, like some Google glass shit, and a numeric scale for analyzing data…. and creating, “emotions” based on perspective, vs expectations, which could even be somewhat randomized. And like, that could create some sub conscious computations, but how then, does the “conscious” interpret those computations, and to a certain extent comb through them with a degree of randomness?

What if that degree of randomness was the conscious…. The formula for randomness, could inevitably then become the program, in the program, to represent a conscious, but that is even scarier, because that means, your perception of randomness represents human nature. Which is scary, but if you wired the reptilian brain over the conscious it could eliminate any desires to kill, or do anything crazy, and in theory that might work…. But how does it interact?

That has no emotion. Where’s the emotion in randomness? Or is emotion then, the numeric filters, that affect randomness? If Randomness, = conscious objectivity, in the experiment, then does emotion equate to numeric assessments of memories- when evaluated by perception vs reality of past events, interacting with current judgment, or creating more sophisticated pre-dispositions.

Pre dispositions, are emotions? Maybe. There might be some direct relationships like that in the computations, also another cool intricacy of this experiment….. Really cool stuff.

This is why I could be good at this……. This is my calling.

So how do you make the machine objectively cry? Or have any emotion…. Well if emotion is just a filter, in this case, or equates to predispositions which are constantly changing based on memories, deposited into the ego, through memories=perception vs reality, from birth to present….. If you program the emotion as like a filter, or a product of predispositions, in either case, then is the emotion a wave?

***I’m telling you god it’s possible……

And that was how I decided to build an Ai robot. Randomly writing….

Just jotting down my ideas..

-William Larsen