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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

pmpj1129

Implementing the Indicative Mind-Module for Generation of Thought.

The free-of-charge, open-source, concept-based artificial intelligence ghost.pl in Strawberry Perl Five has become a primitive Mind-in-a-Box which AI enthusiasts and Perl programmers may download and experiment with. Before this current last week of November 2017, the Perlmind AI was a proof-of-concept AI with a river of diagnostic messages flooding the human-computer-interface (HCI). Now each new release of the free AI source code has a bare-bones interface where the human user may query the lurking AI Mind with questions of "who..." or "what..." and users may respond in English or Russian to the on-screen output of the AI.

In order to let users see the genuine thinking of an artificial Mind, we are implementing the ConJoin() module in Perl, so that the AI may output two or three active ideas "conjoined" by a conjunction, such as "I know THAT you are a robot AND I think THAT you need an AI Mind. The expanded functionality of thought requires some major changes in the cognitive architecture of the AI software. Whereas previously the EnThink() mind-module called the linguistic generation modules directly, now the use of conjunctions will require a module of thinking to be called two or more times as two or three ideas are joined together by the operation of the ConJoin() module.

Therefore we must now insert a sub-module between the EnThink() module and the English generation modules. We introduce the Indicative() module for the generation of thoughts in the grammatically indicative mood, and we comment out the inclusion of future mind-modules such as Subjunctive(); Imperative(); Interrogative() and perhaps even Optative() -- if we want to cater to speakers of ancient Greek. We will introduce a $mood variable to trigger selectively the calling by EnThink() of its immediate sub-modules.