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    I'm thinking of working with/on? AIs. Something to do with AIs.
    So if anyone could point in the direction of some literture thats for newbies like me it'd be helpful. Something to get me started

    I know silly questions.


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    AI does exist if only in a primative form. I watched a show once where they had Prey robots (with solar panels) and Predator robots (with a way to steal the energy before they run out) it was very interesting. They learned new ways of avoiding each other and catching each other.

    As to the second part of the question, I am unsure. Perhapse it belongs in Philosophy?


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    I figured I would get a better answer for the first half here but I think Ill just edit it and move the second question/part to the philosphy section
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    I don't know how to make an AI but what language are you planning on writing it in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trix
    I'm thinking of working with/on? AIs. Something to do with AIs.
    So if anyone could point in the direction of some literture thats for newbies like me it'd be helpful. Something to get me started

    I know silly questions.
    I think before I answer this, I want to know what aspect of "working with" AI's do you intend to do?

    There's many fields of study concerning Artificial Intelligence. It's not all purely the folks programming AI code. That's just one bit of AI research.
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    Heres a link to a artificial intelligence forum where they may be able to help you out a bit better then here.

    http://www.ai-forum.org/forum.asp?forum_id=1
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    15 year old Nicholas Hoza can take DARPA Grand challenge, so its not that difficult if we know where to start.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...70173719399094
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inevitablelity
    15 year old Nicholas Hoza can take DARPA Grand challenge, so its not that difficult if we know where to start.
    Actually, Nicholas Hoza didn't work on that alone, nor did he "take" the challenge. They made it through the eliminations, which I won't say isn't impressive, but they didn't win. Oddly enough, neither the team, robot, nor either participants names are listed on any of the DGC websites. Either it's a typo or they're too far down on the list.

    Still, yer right, AI isn't a realm for only the super genius. Anyone can set themselves to working on AI. Any decent PC game with an open SDK, gives access to the AI, where you can build your own tests (without building physical robots, too). Half-Life and Unreal are both excellent engines to work with. That's just the tip of the iceberg, though. There's tons of stuff out there for aspiring AI programmers.

    Maybe next time I'll see something more impressive at the DGC event. 2004's run was a debacle. But then again, many of DARPA's public projects are amusing.
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    I think I want to look into the side that does the coding and also how you would make something learn by itself or upgrade its self. But right now I'm just reading up on AIs. I didn't know there were alot of areas in AI technology.

    I don't know how to make an AI but what language are you planning on writing it in?
    I have no idea so if anyone knows the answer don't keep us in the dark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trix
    I think I want to look into the side that does the coding and also how you would make something learn by itself or upgrade its self. But right now I'm just reading up on AIs. I didn't know there were alot of areas in AI technology.
    Cool.

    Might I suggest then that you get started by working with some already established and easy to work with AI's, such as game AI. Computer games like Half-Life and Unreal allow people to work with and modify the AI to create "bots." This is basic AI coding, and if you spend enough time you can do some freaky stuff. It might not be so great in-game, but what the bots do is cool. This way you can code, and test, without actually having to build a robot or spend a lot of time building tests.

    If you're interested in self-propagating AI's, you might want to look into neural-network AI's. Carnegie University and MIT have some interesting projects concerning developmental AI technology, which is basically robots that learn how to do stuff. Use the power of Google-Fu and you'll find what you need.

    The military's done some interesting things with AI's. Computer sonar equipment aboard subs uses a new program...can't think of it off the top of my head...but basically it taught itself how to identify things in the water. Good luck getting the source code, though!
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    they probably have the code in Area 51 with all the aliens :-D Thanks guys helped me out alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trix
    they probably have the code in Area 51 with all the aliens :-D Thanks guys helped me out alot.
    Actually it's probably either at the Pentagon, DARPA, or the NRO. Of course, that's about as remote as having it at Area 51, so whatever...
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