Standard Model of AGI

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Sunday, April 30, 2023


This TikTok video thumbnail photo shows the AGI Mind coder Arthur Murray, known on the Internet as Mentifex (Latin for Mindmaker), serving in the U.S. Army as a Nuclear Weapons Electronics Specialist at the 23rd Ordnance Company of the 101st Ordnance Battallion in Heilbronn, Germany. Mentifex graduated first in his electronics class at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama USA, because he had alfeady been studying electronics as an independent scholar in artificial intelligence. Mentifex then barely graduated at the bottom of his nuclear weapons class in the Nuclear Training Directorate at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, because there were too many boring details to memorize about Test and Handling gear for nuclear weapons. When Mentifex arrived for duty at the 101st Ordnance Battalion in Germany, the clerks told him that they would have to call up some soldier out in the boonies and inform him that he no longer had the highest General Technical score in the battalion. So Mentifex was intelligent enough to serve in the Army, but not especially intelligent among computer scientists working on AGI.

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Computer vision systems are generally not programmed in Forth, which is an old programming language with a history of being used for robots. But Forth is a major AI language because of MindForth, which is designed to be the brain of an intelligent robot, just as in Perl is meant for intelligent webservers.

If a webserver maintained in Perl has a Perl-minded robot working in a control room, the Perlbot will need visually to examine and recognize and then name various objects found in its physical environment.

The Mind thinks in both English and Russian. When the Ghost in the Machine wants to think or talk about a seen object, the Visual Recognition Mind Module remembers the name of the object and reports it to the linguistic mind-module generating an idea or a thought about the seen object.

The Mentifex TikTok AI video #43 about the VisRecog mind-module was uploaded at
with the following script which describes the VisRecog mind-module.

Although computer vision for robots is already extremely advanced and incredibly sophisticated, it needs to be integrated with what we claim is currently a Standard Model of AGI, or Artificial General Intelligence. AGI Minds like MindForth and in Perl have the rudimentary stub of a Visual Recognition module, called VisRecog. The VisRecog mind-module joins together the name of a recognized object with a linguistic mind-module that is generating an idea or statement about the recognized object. These AGI Minds that will discuss a recognized object in English, or German, or Russian or Latin were created and put into the public domain by Arthur Murray, who served in the U.S. Army as a Nuclear Weapons Electronics Specialist. To win the AI arms race, integrate your computer vision system with Artificial General Intelligence.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

AI Video Meme

Mentifex likes to give a Lucky Dollar to street people. This practice led the making of Mentifex AI videos at a local coffee shop. Yesterday a barista asked, "What are you guys doing over there?" and reacted with extreme amusement and surprise when told, "We're making AI videos."

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Attn Autograph Collectors

The AI theoretician and programmer Mentifex invites autograph-collectors to create a market for Mentifex autographs and to speculate in the possible increase in value of hundreds of Mentifex autograph postcards distributed originally with zero value (i.e., free) to American used bookstores and dated with postmarks in the year 2022.

The autograph of Mentifex may become valuable over time because of the double contributions of Mentifex to artificial intelligence: AI theory and AI software.

AI Minds created by Mentifex think and reason in English, German, Russian and ancient Latin.

The purpose of the Mentifex Autograph Postcard campaign was to force the disputed issue of whether or not the Mentifex contributions to AI have any value, which also determines the issue of whether authenticated Mentifex autographs are valuable. Mentifex-bashers may sneer and scoff at Mentifex for various reasons, but savvy autograph collectors will calculate for themselves the potential pay-off not only if Mentifex turns out to have invented True AI, but also on the contrary if Mentifex turns out to have been only a memorable but still collectible netkook.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Origin of Life

In Stage One, Mentifex and others suggest that biological life started from a two-dimensional film of amino acids in a tidal pool. With evaporation and concentration, myriad combinations of not-yet-living molecules could flap around and form complex structures akin to rudimentary living cells. If one structure replicates itself by bonding endlessly with similar or identical structures but is not yet living, the stage is set for lightning to strike the primordial soup and break off molecular clusters that float about freely and attract replicator material in such a way that each cluster elongates itself to a certain point and then breaks apart into "offspring" clusters in what we might call Stage Two of evolution.

In Stage Two the amino clusters are not yet replicating genetically. They are simply growing longitudinally to a point where they break apart but continue replicating.

In Stage Three, a strip on the elongated surface bonds with amniotic chemicals which toggle under sunlight between two pulsing states which cause locomotion of the parent clusters and therefore also of the child clusters.

In Stage Four, moving clusters which chance to become longitudinally hollow replicate faster than the merely solid clusters, and soon the hollow beasties, still self-replicating by splitting apart, consume all the resources in each tidal pool.

In Stage Five, some of the locomotive hollow clusters mutate at the forward-moving end into a primordial mouth structure and at each "caboose" end by default into a primordial anus structure. As the little beasties move about in the tidal pool, the mouth orifice swallows quasi-nutrients that make the longitudinal cluster not only grow fatter but also replicate as fatter beasties when they break apart. Thus we see larger and larger beasties filling the tidal pool.

In Stage Six, a filament of non-identical amino acids -- some combination of adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine -- chances to form longitudinally in each beastie in such a way that the breaking of the chain causes two different kinds of child beasties to result from each successive splitting, since the rupture will not always occur between the same two amino acids, and each terminal amino acid will bond differently with nearby molecules, causing diversity to evolve among the child beasties. The same genetic chain of amino acids remains in each child beastie, but a kind of molecular counter stipulates that different kinds of beasties will result after a certain number of splittings apart and only a maximum number of splittings will be permitted as governed by the primordial equivalent of telomeres.

In Stage Seven, different kinds of child beasties will adhere or tend to stick together in a conglomerate or globule of beasties which all contain the same genetic filament of amino acids, but which form a globule or primordial organism that survives and replicates only if the constituent child-cells cooperate beneficially for the survival of the fittest organisms.