Thoughts from the Future

Natural Extreme Programming

radzzzI feel more and more amazed at how much extreme programming is used today, as it has always been a natural thing for me.

There are lots of posts in the old blog about this, but they’re urging me to learn new technologies, frameworks and tools. Maybe it’s just the experience that is coming?

Nope. I’m just waiting to know what I need to know to get my job outside Italy.

In the meantime, I’m working on the next project: easy whistle recognition! After 4 days of desperate work I started reading some papers on the web and I noticed I was already correctly following several complex steps I had never read before: Extreme Programming is my natural and sure solution to these problems!

EOP Website Online

MyBallThe EOP Website is finally online.

As you can see, I was really far from the domain name, but it came to me indeed.

If machines thought, they might become somewhat near to what many people call a god. Like a big brother, their eyes will be everywhere watching for people to do “the right thing” every time.. In the best hypothesis. And this simple idea gave the name to an old project, but it is much more right now.

It is just a prototype for a much larger system.

Now I just need to write the contents.. Like this one. Finally, I have some time to invest in my dreams again. Once somebody said that you deserve an answer only if you believe in it…

Now I am myself again.

Artificial General Intelligence and Strong AI

Wikipedia redirects Artificial General Intelligence page to Strong AI page. This could be an important clue for the name of the project: I’m still writing in a file called log.txt to keep track of my progresses and my thoughts. Luckily, I know this part of the work is really important but long so I am not worrying about this. The names of the project and the domain have to be strictly connected, so I could need to wait for much time before buying something like

Strong Artificial Intelligence in general is a large domain which every day tries to reproduce the human brain, often in the neuron by neuron way, on the hardware they call “robotics” today to approach the futurist robot mankind is waiting for, but this is something we can wait for or even fear. Think about Terminator movie and you will understand what I’m talking about.

Maybe this could be the end for the human race. Maybe we just need to explore other approaches to Strong AI.

Who will help defending us from the robot revolt? Other robots ;)

Far from the Domain Name

The second thing to do is find the domain name, and this can be really boring and difficult, as it was for me in the past. In my case, the website should be:
- a place for an easy approach to strong artificial intelligence;
- the start of a personal project. To be more specific, its goal is to find an algorythm acting as a “human-like thinking brain” to create a deterministic mind at our service: if you want a simple example near to what I’m talking about you can look at the personal PC of Iron Man in the movie :)

Starting from these hypothesis, I am forced to give a name to the project before opening the website, so I’m gonna find the real name for my human-like brain.. Wikipedia, help me!

The project is starting now: the blog

This project is starting now.
It doesn’t have a name and I almost have no idea yet, but I have spent many hours to come to this and I’ll tell you why.. and how.

At the beginning, I have always known it was possibile to pull out money from the Internet and time told me I had what I needed to do this. After ending my studies I’ve came across many sites trying to sell courses about this: the reason is people really need them to avoid “common errors” in such a business.

The next thing I noticed was that many of the news I found were conflicting and I just merged what I knew was good with my personal thoughts. I think it is like we always do: plan our personal business model! So.. let’s start!

Two of the most important things to remember on the field of interest we are choosing are that we need to avoid competition and that its trend have to be positive in years. In choosing this, many people suggest to write down your passions, your problems and your fears. I think passions are the most important ones because our work could become our passion: do not underestimate this!!

Doing so myself, I figured out some of the things I could write about were not exactly niches: the remaining two were scoubidous (a 10 years passion by now) and strong artificial intelligence.. I simply used Google Adwords Keywords Tool to get to this (it’s really important to keep an eye on it on every step of the project). So I thought: “why just write about crossing strings? Strong AI is the future!” You could do this yourself; it was easier for me as I just had to follow my dreams :)

So I’ve came across my next big project: read and write about strong artificial intelligence. It starts as a blog, but I hope it will be more.

At the end, it seems all clear to me: earning while reading and writing about strong artificial intelligence is also the easiest way to approach my dream: make machines think.