I have not posted about my Talos (formerly Farve) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talos) artificial general intelligence in a while, so I thought I would give a quick update.
I am busy implementing the first real-world AGI implementation, a visual recognition system. It is not nearly done yet, and what I am going to show is just a very small part of the network; this should give you an idea of the complexity of an EXCON system. Currently, it consists of a retina with 36 ‘photoreceptors’, the rest is supporting network, for a total of 2556 nodes (neurons) and 5040 links (synapses).
It is pretty big, and I hope to be able to quite soon demonstrate an actual self-adapting, learning system (possibly animat-style (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animat)).
As a side-note for the software developers that are following my posts; I want to hear your opinion about this; a compile-to-native compiler for the C# programming language. I so much want this. I do not want the .NET framework (specifically, the ‘class library’), and I do not want the runtime compilation. I do not want the garbage collector but rather a COM-pointer-like smart pointer. Like the C++11 shared_ptr<>. And I want delegate and event syntax, and default pass-by-reference.
If not C#, is there some other language and compiler that support this?
PS: I have looked at D, and I do not like signals and slots, they seem very un-intuitive compared with delegates and events.
Originally posted on Cute Overload:
We direct your atten-shun to Jessica Kitten. She was stuck in an old chimney of a disused oven at Bakers Delight in Kilmore, Victoria, Australia. Edgar’s Mission Founder and Director Pam Ahern climbed inside the chimney and rescued her. She was a bit bedraggled but has recovered and she is ready to ROAR!
I have just watched an old movie, it is called “Dirkie”, also translated into English and titled “Lost in the Desert”. It was made in 1969. And it was, without a doubt, one of the best movies I have ever seen. None of those cheap nonsense in modern American movies; this was special.
I recommend you watch it.
What I am going to write now might upset some woman, I do not mean it in a bad way but what is true is true. It is the same with men, and with me, it is just more obvious with woman. I have noticed that at around 30-33, woman start really going backwards, in terms of beauty. It is just so that if you see a really beautiful girl, she is probably between 18 and 28. After this, there are much fewer beautiful woman and it becomes apparent that they are not young anymore.
I am just saying because it is sad. When they are beautiful they are stupid (in general) and when they are wiser and more mature they are not beautiful anymore (in general)
To be fair – I am not criticizing woman. At least they are beautiful for a time, and then they become wiser. Men just stay stupid all of their lives (again, in general). I am just making an observation.
Just playing around with shape after I saw an airplane.