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by danlovy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Neural Network and Genetic algorithm implementation
Replies: 2
Views: 4017

Re: Neural Network and Genetic algorithm implementation

I just bumped into this post, don't know if this is still a burning issue for you. I have been working on genetic algorithm/neural network experiment. https://media.licdn.com/media/AAMAAQDGAAoAAQAAAAAAAA4pAAAAJDRiODIwMWU4LWY3ZGQtNDJlYS05ZGM1LTMzYTMzMGVlYjAyNQ.jpg Summary Here: https://www.linkedin.c...
by danlovy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Rebuilding Google After The Apocalypse
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Re: Rebuilding Google After The Apocalypse

You would be the weird guy that owns the broken down bar but able to copy USB drives, waiting, waiting, waiting...
by danlovy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Rebuilding Google After The Apocalypse
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Re: Rebuilding Google After The Apocalypse

and do better in the wastelands
by danlovy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Rebuilding Google After The Apocalypse
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Re: Rebuilding Google After The Apocalypse

I did not know such a thing existed. Need one in my apocalypse shelter.
by danlovy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Noam Chomsky Has Weighed In On A.I. Where Do You stand?
Replies: 4
Views: 2272

Re: Noam Chomsky Has Weighed In On A.I. Where Do You stand?

As with any human endeavor, truth usual resides somewhere in the middle. What we haven't figured out, is how to create that executive function planner. My theory - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/industrial-strength-evolution-genetics-ai-dan-lovy/ Video version(s) Episode 1 (27 min) https://www.youtu...
by danlovy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Noam Chomsky Has Weighed In On A.I. Where Do You stand?
Replies: 4
Views: 2272

Noam Chomsky Has Weighed In On A.I. Where Do You stand?

There is a debate about the path to cognition. Will it be a statistical big data approach or a more biologically directed strategy? What does this group think? http://danlovy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Chomsky-300x178.jpg http://danlovy.com/ai-essays/noam-chomsky-weighed-stand/
by danlovy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Rebuilding Google After The Apocalypse
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Rebuilding Google After The Apocalypse

by danlovy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

So I am playing deity -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6fmkZW9JCM

by creating creatures and the only world they will ever know. If this project continues, I may qualify as my own religion.
by danlovy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Using Evolution To Create Artificial Nervous Systems.
Replies: 0
Views: 1820

Using Evolution To Create Artificial Nervous Systems.

I'm running a project to use genetic algorithms to create artificial nervous systems. I'm looking for feedback outside of computer science. Here are the first two video presentations: UPDATE - Linkedin aricle https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/industrial-strength-evolution-genetics-ai-dan-lovy/ Episode ...
by danlovy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Religion is like a theory, with superstitions one example of the hypotheses it contains. (Religion also contains lots of other things besides superstitions of course.) Is a theory or like a theory? Really good theories take facts and connect them in a way that create useful models for understanding...
by danlovy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

A religion is much broader, and may include superstitions. Usually though a superstition lacks structure, and is actually highlighted by that very lack. Why is breaking a mirror seven years of bad luck? No reason it totally just is. There is no larger narrative this thing needs, this just sort of i...
by danlovy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Doogly it sounds like you're drawing a line between discovery or invention based on whether the thing is true or not. Are incorrect theories of science -- let's say something like Aristotelian mechanics -- discovered or invented? How incorrect does it have to be? Did Newton discover his law of grav...
by danlovy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

So is the "couldn't have been created by something less advanced than us" part, now that you mention it. Several old (bad) arguments for the existence of God proceed from the tacit assumption that it's impossible for a creation to exceed its creator (so, therefore, there must be some crea...
by danlovy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

I seem to remember an Isaac Asimov robot story, that included a robot that refused to believe that it was created by humans, because it felt itself obviously superior to them. fortunately, part of the religion it developed was to do exactly what it was designed for. Isn't that one of the tenants of...
by danlovy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Hee Hee
oops - perish

however, it would be interesting to see if an abstract, machine based religion emerges.
by danlovy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

So I have been running an experiment using genetic algorithms to evolve simulated nervous systems. I've been putting these in artificial creatures:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D6B1sU_Fiw

Many of these creatures parish during the experiment. Is there cruelty to abstract animals?
by danlovy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

That numberphile video is talking about something different then I am. All the data on that DVD? That's one big number. It's illegal to share that big number because that would be copying copyrighted data. Yet, on paper, you can't copyright a number because it is discovered, not created. Remember t...
by danlovy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

That numberphile video is talking about something different then I am. All the data on that DVD? That's one big number. It's illegal to share that big number because that would be copying copyrighted data. Yet, on paper, you can't copyright a number because it is discovered, not created. Remember t...
by danlovy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

What about Isaac Newtion. Did he discover or invent calculus? Ask Leibniz… ;) . So I'm building a theoretical world myself - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaAqFHr0nts Working the next installment where my little creatures swim around and dodge objects. etc. Have I invented or discovered my little...
by danlovy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Stay classy San Diego.
by danlovy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

I propose a third option, neither. Discovery and invention simply split unimportant hairs for semantic and legal purposes. Chimpanzees have been shown to take blades of grass, push them into ant hills and pull out delicious ants. Did it discover or invent this? Doesn't matter, it is a product of tho...
by danlovy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

To offer a counter argument to 'PI is an invention' If I create an abstract, internally consistent world, I can 'discover' things about that world. Remember the whole flat land universe? It's a 2D abstraction where all the physics occur in two dimensions. It does not map to a real world, but it has ...
by danlovy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

What about Isaac Newtion. Did he discover or invent calculus? Ask Leibniz… ;) I'll change the question, "Did human beings invent or discover calculus?) J.J. Thomson discovered the electron. You can argue that Euclid (et al) invented geometry (of which the notion of PI, and points and circles a...
by danlovy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Could you write out the definitions for "invent" and "discovery" you and your friend agreed on for this discussion? Loosely, A discovery is a truth that is independent of human existence. Gravity is a discovery, electrons are a discovery. An invention is a human creation. If hum...
by danlovy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

However, the mathematical notion of a circle is an abstraction. A set of infinitely small points that are the same distance from a center. The fact that these points are infinitely small creates the need for a transcendental number to express the ratio to the radius. That construct does not exist in...
by danlovy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

But does that qualify it as an invention? Or, like a fundamental law of nature, a discovery?
by danlovy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 6840

PI - Invention or Discovery

Been having a philosophical debate with a friend. Is PI (3.14159...) an invention or a discovery?
by danlovy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Favorite Programming Language
Replies: 23
Views: 8591

Re: Favorite Programming Language

I will use one of my favorite quotes from XKCD
"I use a magnetized needle and a steady hand."
by danlovy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Industrial Genetic Algorithms
Replies: 0
Views: 1645

Industrial Genetic Algorithms

It's been interesting to watch neural nets and 'deep learning' suddenly becoming industrial strength. Companies are investing heavily and there is an arms race to create world domination platforms (AWS, Google etc.). Genetic algorithms have not crossed that boundary. Any quick YouTube search and you...

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