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Can we program AI

Computer programming is an awesome system, look at the world around us and tell me what you think. Of all the awesome ways we have applied computer programming the most important is the possibility of building real Strong artificial intelligence.

Modern Masters: Steve Jobs

Source: Forbes Who is he? Now Late, Jobs was the CEO of Apple computer. He is most noted as the visionary behind the iPod amongst many other innovative products. Read the post for my take on him.

The informative power of Computation

Starting from simple lumped matter abstractions like transistors we have been able to build a huge global computing infrastructure that has improved our earthly existence in many ways. But what I want to bring our attention to currently is that the process of abstraction through which we built this infrastructure can also inform us as to the fundamental nature of the physical universe and even our intelligence.

The power of symbols

A symbol is a representation of some underlying complexity. It compresses information by allowing us to deal with a more compact representation of some underlying structure than the whole structure itself.

Is Nature discrete or continuous?

Source:*X3E3vZQqdsbWk3wDJcBFKg.jpeg So far there is no objective evidence that nature is discrete at the lowest possible levels, but using my right to theorize I would say that when we go deep enough we will discover that nature is discrete and discontinuous. On second thought we might never even be able to observe the ultimate discreteness of nature because of some fundamental law preventing us from observing this.

The Ultimate Revelation of Quantum Mechanics

By! Original: NekoJaNekoJaVector: Johannes Kalliauer - File:Double-slit.PNG, CC BY-SA 4.0, I have been studying Quantum Mechanics for some time now in lieu of my desire to understand Quantum Computing and I have come to a realization of one very fundamental revelation.

Happy 60th Birthday Stephen Wolfram!

Happy Birthday Stephen Wolfram! A short essay of my experience with this great mind I was always filled with self-doubt before I met Stephen Wolfram in 2017. I had studied so much for so many years but had been unable to express my knowledge to the world especially in the form of writing. I would write and discard my work so many times because I felt it was not good enough. When I got invited to the Wolfram Summer School (WSS17), my life took a quantum leap from that moment.

Animal Intelligence

Most current Artificial Intelligence efforts are geared at replicating aspects of intelligence that we humans share with animals.

Europe goes quantum

Finnish startup IQM , which is developing quantum computing hardware, has raised an €11.45m seed round from a group of investors including, MIG Funds, OpenOcean, Tesi (the Finnish industrial investment fund), and Vito Ventures. Europe VCs eye quantum computing

At the edge of a cliff - Quantum Computing

Source: Quantum computing reminds me of the early days of computer development (the 50s - 60s) where we had different companies come up with their different computer architectures. You had to learn how to use one architecture then move to another then another as you hoped to explore different systems that were better for one task than they were for another task.  

From Novice to AI with Wolfram Language

I taught a full course on Wolfram Language programming, Computational Thinking and Artificial Intelligence in just 3 days!! That is 3 days to go from total Wolfram language programming novice to eventually training models using the robust automated artificial intelligence system included in Mathematica.

Next Steps Towards Strong Artificial Intelligence

What is Intelligence? Pathways to Synthetic Intelligence If you follow current AI Research then it will be apparent to you that AI research, the deep learning type has stalled! This does not mean that new areas of application for existing techniques are not appearing but that the fundamentals have been solved and things have become pretty standardized.

What is Intelligence: Human Intelligence

Human Intelligence What really is human intelligence? I am not a fan of lifting other peoples definitions unless they resonate with me. People can make definite statements of certain things like in physics where we know that the definition of force is given by the equation F = MA, which is not revocable no matter how you contest it. It is a fact stated in math. It’s a fact as strong as 2 + 2 = 4. You cannot create another answer for 2 + 2 = 4 using the standard understanding of the basic arithmetic operators. You can create another operator that defines addition in a different way but the basic arithmetic operator cannot be changed.

What is Intelligence: Software writing Software

Sometimes I wonder why programmers are hell-bent on writing programs that can communicate in natural language and not even putting adequate effort into writing programs that write other programs. Maybe is because of the natural tendency to protect one's source of livelihood by not attempting to automate it away or maybe because writing programs is hard enough such that contemplating of writing some program that writes programs might be even harder.

What is Intelligence: IQ Tests

IQ TESTS IQ tests were designed to assess individual capabilities for performing highly specialized tasks/jobs in society. it is the outcrop of a very narrow definition of intelligence which ignores large a swath of many other capabilities of the human mind. I guess Shakespeare would score high on verbal fluency and low on numerical skills.