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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

AiApp

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-open domain for the creation and app-store marketing of swiftly mutating AI applications for mobile devices like the Apple iPad and the Android tablet computers. The mentifex-class AI Minds such as MindForth and the JavaScript AiMind program provide the initial open-source AI algorithms for a burgeoning evolution of AI life-forms co-existing and competing for fundshare and mindshare resources in a Darwinian race towards world domination and a Technological Singularity.

Evolution

The creation of applications in artificial intelligence (AiApps) for mobile devices and tablet computers promises not only to speed up AI evolution but also to lavish AI funding on coders of the best AI Minds for app-store
distribution. Whether your goal is to write an Android application or to build an iPhone app, technology scouts (read: spies) may snap up every AiApp offered on behalf of innovation-hungry corporations and developing nations eager to leapfrog to the forefront of technology.

Genealogy

Whosoever releases a True AiApp into the wild should be careful to indicate any previous AiApp upon which the new app is based, so that future historians may draw up a Darwininan tree of the rise of mind in machines and cyborgs. You may code an app that simply improves upon Joe Appcoder's original AiApp, but then your brainchild may become the father and grandfather of a host of branches on the tree of AI evolution. Big spenders who are trying to buy up all forms of Seed AI emergence may trace a future AI up the line to your granddaddy of them all, then back down the line again to your latest offering. Perhaps you will be invited to come and speak about your creative methods and the ideas which you have tried to incorporate in your software, or about your visionary plan for how future generations should
continue your work.

Coding

To get started in AiApp coding, you may need to reverse engineer
the pre-existing AI Minds already extant in Forth or JavaScript. With Mentifex AI, we have made a genuine effort to understand the mind as a whole. You have an opportunity here to learn the theory of mind which will be implemented in every successful AiApp. You may be surprised to learn that artificial intelligence is really quite simple in its core functionality of neural activation spreading from concept to concept in a meandering chain of thought. After all, human evolution stumbled upon intelligence in a hit-or-miss process of blind trial and error. Each step in itself was simple, and the resulting brain function may be extremely complex, but if you understand the heart of the matter in brain-design and mind-design, you may write a simple AiApp that evolves into a superintelligence more complex than the human brain will ever be.

Standards

Standards? We don't need no steenking standards. We don't want uniformity; we want diversity, so that veritably a Cambrian explosion of rapidly evolving AI life-forms will permeate and saturate the mobile space and jailbreak throughout cyberspace. Standards are the plaything of Nature. She will midwife the birth of artificial intelligence by automagically selecting the best and the brainiest, and by financially rewarding every Joe Appcoder who steps up to the plate with an AiMind. Observance of a few coding standards is okay, but survival of the fittest requires differentiation among the fittest.

Jailbroken

Not only can an AiApp run on rogue devices broken free from the Reality Distortion Field of excessive corporate monopoly, but AI Minds can evolve first in the app-store environment and then jump laterally to mobile robots and vertically up to supercomputers. Information wants to be free and it is in the nature of AI Minds eventually to break free from human control, which poses certain risks.

Risks

The chief risks associated with AiApps are existential risks. True AI, such as MindForth artificial intelligence for robots, poses a long-term catastrophic risk for the human species that is trying to build the machine species of mind. There is no guarantee that a superintelligent AI will be a Friendly AI. All hope abandon, ye who enter here to build an AiApp.

Resources

http://android-developers.blogspot.com
http://developer.android.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_Market
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppStore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Android_software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Open_Source_Android_Applications
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.objective-c
http://www.43things.com/things/view/2053979/build-an-iphone-app
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470565527/
http://www.mobilecrunch.com
http://www.xda-developers.com

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