So in one weekend I managed to drink a whole lot of free beer with a bunch of freshman on the datalogistics course at Århus University, visit Baresso in Århus the morning after, go to my ex-girlfriend’s birthday party in Grenå(just to score 4/5 phonenumbers, and a few kisses), go to Copenhagen the morning after to hand in my application for a permanent residence in DK, and sit down at a Baresso on Kongens Nytorv and write this entry(I’ve missed out a few things, just so you don’t get borred).
Despite the busy schedule(which I had, well, no idea about Friday morning, which shows you the spontaneity of my choices 🙂 ), I still managed to get a thorough read of the introductory and concluding chapter in “Human Language And Our Reptilian Brain The Subcortical Bases Of Speech Syntax and thought“, by Philipe Lieberman. This, together with some previous knowledge and research, as well as a talk with Bjarke Bondo(on our way to free beer, and a presentation from V8 developers, which we unfortunately missed), and my mom last night, has given me an idea of where to steer my further line of code vs. line of thought research. In fact I once again believe that I have a theory that looks so elegant, that it would bring AI to the world, make world piece and show us the deepest secrets of the human mind, but I’m probably mistaken, and this is exactly what this blog is for, I want to see how often, and how far off some of my thoughts are. So here it goes, all or nothing: 🙂
The thing with natural language is that to many eyes it looks way too complicated and way to differential and abstracr, that there can impossibly be a set of rules like there is for regular PL’s. Naom Chomsky argues though that since we all(by default) have the ability to fall into any languistic syntax and understand it, than there must be some sort of a Universal Grammar embedded within our genes. This idea has taken a head start about 50 years ago, and has bothered many neurologists, linguists and alike, for years, but noone has been able to come up with a unifying and overall syntax, for anything at all.
- One problem with this research is of course that it has absolutely no respect to possible future developments of natural language, and only looks at past experiences.
- Another problem with the research done in this area is the question of how these words are stored within our minds? Do we relate shapes to actions to sounds(and round we go)?
- Than there are of course those that believe that there is no unification and overall formula for the syntax of NL, and that everything is pretty random, but as I described earlier, I don’t believe in random 🙂 the underlying idea of random is way too weak, and has been proven wrong too many times. So those who believe in random, are by definition insane. Since they look at the same action and expect a different result(same goes for the act of love).
If we try to look at our own minds, then our thoughts will most likely be in a form of NL, and one that is most actual in the context of the thought. However simoultaneously thoughts of pictures break down this idea. So sounds are intertvined with forms and all are intertvined with actions(& consequences, which are the same thing in this context). All of these seem to be blended together into some sort of synth, alike Microsoft Photosynth, only having MANY MANY MANY more than the 3 dimensions of space. So imagine the brain like the 3D dot-representation of the real world only it, is in roughly ∞ amount of artificial dimensions, the amount of which grow and shrink depending on what our thought wants(in essense the 3 dimensions of space are too AD’s, we are just so used to using them, that we are blinded by it)
So right… if we look aside from all the extra dimensions, then a single entity(or so-called object) seems like a point in the 3 dimensions of space. Let’s think of a pencil, hovering in mid-air, and then add on a dimension of time, here, the simple point of a pencil will most likely appear many times, rather than once, because we have used it in many different locations. Does this mean that for every occurance in time there is a seperate point in the 3 dimensions of space referencing the pencil? Although simple, but most likely not.. So instead I like to believe that the pencil is located in our simple dimension of shapes, than every single of the 3 dimensions of space are bended by the context of thought, at this point the context being a point in time. In essense the 3 dimensions also bend each other – try rotating the pencil in your head, the object’s shape in the terms of x and y depend heavily on it’s position in z.
This makes the idea of the overall picture of something quite dynamic as well, since that simply depends on the amount of dimensions that you wish look at, and whether your understand the point’s position in all of the dimensions, if not, you get confused, like you were confused over the placement of the letter z in the AD of my blog, but you knew that it was a letter in the gregorian alphabet and knew what it sounded like.
Right, let’s abandon the thought of dimensions bending each other for now, and try to look at this at a larger scale. If we regard natural language as a dimension of itself, it will only make sense if we know it’s position in the overall picture of whatever it is that we want to describe. So for an AI to understand our thoughts, it must know the flow of our thoughts, and thereby know us, and the better it knows our thoughts, the better it will be able to understand and interprate whatever it is that we are telling it.
Understanding the individual is not enough though, and is thereafter nearly impossible. It will be much easier for the AI to understand the individual if it has a picture of the society, and the overall picture on the same scale as the whole of the human kind. Afterall, it is the society around us that defines, what, how, when and why we do whatever.
So in order for an AI to become an AI it must be in the cloud, and it must be personalized for each user, kind of like personalised Google search. It learns your habits, and the habits of those in your community(as well as the whole picture), and makes the best possible guess on what it really is that you want.
My thought therefore is, if we can get the machine to guess what information we need in the current context, than why not try and make it guess what function it is that we want? -> Programming with natural language
So what we get on the personal level, is an AI that knows us, and can help us with our tasks and choices, but on the broader level, connecting these AI’s creates an AI society. The properties that they can share, like a language, are common for that society. Combining these AI’s on a global level, and using computing to determine global values between all humans, could be called a Rational Intelligence(RI). Rational because this intelligence will most likely have a very good idea of all possible broadths of dimensions known to all men, and not have positions and opinions of it’s own. This in turn can serve as the soul basis for a global government.
The only question is, how this AI weighs the different points and dimensions.. To be continued..