Author Archives: sritevanii

May

I like to go over the month in my head on the final day.  Think of the events that have unfolded.  Try to see which ones were predictable or desired.  And which ones were not. Surely this one has a … Continue reading

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The trouble with machines.

The trouble with machines is that they don’t want anything.  They follow unconfusing rules.  All day long.  As long as you feed them power.  So maybe I must correct my statement.  The trouble with machines is that they need energy. … Continue reading

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CXXXVI: In our own image

My interest in AI stemmed from all the science fiction I read and watched in my youth.  Arthur C Clarke/ Kubrick’s HAL is one of the most recognised machine characters of the 20th century.  The ability to think, develop and … Continue reading

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CXXX Translator

Think one of the new hires is suitable for the translation project… we’ve tried various algos on it, none of them work.  It’s one of the things that Sysae didn’t get round to… before Susan and it went.. He was … Continue reading

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CXXVIII: 128 Bits

He matriculated 2 years below me.  We took the same lecture course on NPL, natural language processing and that’s how our paths crossed.  20 students in the lecture theatre.  I was a 3rd year mathematics student and Larry was a … Continue reading

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CXXII Beyond progress

Eric:  Why do you call it Sysae? ST:  That’s not important.  We began to make rapid progress after day 0, which we’ve all come to call it now.  Every minute of every person was consumed trying to understand our new … Continue reading

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CXIII: Breakthrough

It was just over 4 years ago we made the breakthrough.  Akiko had tried all sorts of human-machine bio-hybrids so get the algorithms to interface with the human mind.  Then came the power failure.  Like a bolt from the blue. … Continue reading

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CVIII: That unappreciative bastard.

On the flight from Haiti. Akiko is pretty shaken up after the terrorist attack the other day.  F***ing Larry.  That unappreciative bastard.  Without our research that bag of sh** would be in a morgue or worse by now.  I’ve lost … Continue reading

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CV: curriculum vitae

Finally, one of the candidates looks like a potential match: Eric Taylor Age: 21 Mild autism detected aged 3 Dominant hemisphere: right Musical ability: High Artistic ability: High Mathematical ability: High PATTERN RECOGNITION: HIGH  Social skills: Lacking MRI scan: Pass … Continue reading

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CII: Interviews

The team have made me a short list.  Interviewed a few already.  MRI scans show no fit so far.  Search continues…

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