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Interaction with Robot AI Minds

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at victoria.tc.ca
Thu Mar 21 17:47:49 EST 2002

mats_trash at hotmail.com (mat) wrote on 21 Mar 2002:
> mentifex at scn.org (Arthur T. Murray) wrote in message
> news:<662dfbc2.0203201050.4c1a262b at posting.google.com>...
>> The HCI module of the Robot AI Mind is documented on-line at
>> http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/hci.html -- free AI source code.
>> http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/jsaimind.html is in JavaScript.
>> http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/mind4th.html is in Win32Forth.
>> A.T. Murray
> Can you explain what I am missing about your programme as to
> me it seems totally unlike interacting with another 'mind'.
Right now the program is an extremely simple mind with a
single-digit IQ probably in the range of 2 or 3.

Because it takes about thirty software modules just to get
the AI Mind up and running, the coding work slows down
as the software gets progressively more complicated and
needs constant rewriting of the on-line documentation, e.g.,
http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/audrecog.html -- today's work.

http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/userman.html -- the User Manual --
describes how the AI starts out as nothing more than a
knowledge base (KB), queryable only with three-word
subject-verb-object (SVO) sentences like this exchange:
Human:  cats eat fish
Human:  boys play war
Human:  cats
> Simple questions get answers completely devoid of sense or
> understanding of what I asked.  I fail to see any merit
> in your 'Robot' at all.
For neuroscience, the AI serves to illustrate an original
http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/theory5.html Theory of Mind.

Anyway, please stand by for improvements to the basic AI,
which went up as the release of Mind-1.0 in July 2001 at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mind (Open Source AI)
and is now almost ready for release as Mind-1.1 -- (but
all the intermediate versions are also being released).

Meanwhile, I am preparing to gather up all the code and
documentation for ODP (on-demand-publication) as a book
of which the first edition will cover Mind-1.1,
the second edition will cover Mind-1.2, and so on.

Thank you for taking a look at the JavaScript AI.

Arthur T. Murray

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