#News: Neuromorphic Artifical Neurons Created by IBM, and #robot #scifi implications

Earlier had posted about how artificial axons had been developed, which are much smaller and more efficient than biological axons[1], though in it I mentioned how still needed a neuron body — now IBM has done it[2].

The new neuron bodies are also 10 times smaller than water-based neurons, and may be scaled down to 100 times smaller.

The most critical aspect for creating incarnation worthy host bodies is that they are stochastic, meaning that they are prone to change due to background radiation, or are sensitive to the “randomness” of the universe.  This means that a soul or mind-stream can manipulate the thought process of the brain, such as giving it certain preferences or helping with wiring of previously known skills (talents).

Of course, any new computation medium will require some adaptation on behalf of the inhabiting mind-streams, so it may take some time of many compatible computational mediums before a signficant population of mind-streams adept at manipulating them develop.

As mentioned in the linked article [2], developing the software to take advantage of it will be one of the most difficult parts.  Though there is another aspect, which is the axons, that have to either; have to form after production like in water-based brains(unlikely) or be put in place linking many of the neuron bodies at chip printing time with some kind of software pruning/setting similar to FPGA’s (most likely).

Certainly there is still a long ways to go, but this is one of those critical technologies that vastly helps the soul-body connection for incarnation purposes. Another technology that while less critical would still be very good for soul-body connection is an artificial pineal gland, with it’s associated cones and rods.

By Logan Streondj

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TrueStory: New artificial intelligence beats tactical experts in combat simulation #AI #military #automation

Simulator at Wright Patt Air Force Base.
That AI is on my tail again. How did it get there?

Lending ever more credence to all the stories with military robots, real world AI can now outperform experienced humans in plane to plane battles.

It uses a Genetic linguistic-fuzzy tree algorithm. Tree breaks down inputs into sub-problems, linguistic-fuzzy allows for ranges of inputs defined in a language,  and the genetic part means that many randomly generated instances compete against each other, then the best ones breed to make the next generation and so on.

exerpts from the article:

“Since that first human vs. ALPHA encounter in the simulator, this AI has repeatedly bested other experts as well, and is even able to win out against these human experts when its (the ALPHA-controlled) aircraft are deliberately handicapped in terms of speed, turning, missile capability and sensors.”

“ALPHA can take in the entirety of sensor data, organize it, create a complete mapping of a combat scenario and make or change combat decisions for a flight of four fighter aircraft in less than a millisecond. Basically, the AI is so fast that it could consider and coordinate the best tactical plan and precise responses, within a dynamic environment, over 250 times faster than ALPHA’s human opponents could blink.”

“ALPHA and its algorithms require no more than the computing power available in a low-budget PC in order to run in real time and quickly react and respond to uncertainty and random events or scenarios.”

“the programming involved breaking up the complex challenges and problems represented in aerial fighter deployment into many sub-decisions, thereby significantly reducing the required “space” or burden for good solutions. The branches or sub divisions of this decision-making tree consists of high-level tactics, firing, evasion and defensiveness.”

“The AI algorithms that Ernest and his team ultimately developed are language based, with if/then scenarios and rules able to encompass hundreds to thousands of variables. This language-based control or fuzzy logic, while much less about complex mathematics, can be verified and validated.”

“To reach its current performance level, ALPHA’s training has occurred on a $500 consumer-grade PC. This training process started with numerous and random versions of ALPHA. These automatically generated versions of ALPHA proved themselves against a manually tuned version of ALPHA. The successful strings of code are then “bred” with each other, favoring the stronger, or highest performance versions. In other words, only the best-performing code is used in subsequent generations. Eventually, one version of ALPHA rises to the top in terms of performance, and that’s the one that is utilized.”

#TrueStory: Artificially Intelligent Russian #Robot Makes a Run for It … Again —

A robot in Russia caused an unusual traffic jam last week after it “escaped” from a research lab, and now, the artificially intelligent bot is making headlines again after it reportedly tried to flee a second time, according to news reports. Engineers at the Russian lab reprogrammed the intelligent machine, dubbed Promobot IR77, after last […]

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Europe’s robots to become ‘electronic persons’ under draft plan — Joyful Lifestyle (Co-operative)


The motion is quoted as saying ““that at least the most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of electronic persons with specific rights and obligations”.

Reuters reports that “It also suggested the creation of a register for smart autonomous robots, which would link each one to funds established to cover its legal liabilities. “

Of course part of the reasoning seems to be that if mass automation went underway, then making factories pay robots would make humans more competitive, and thus more likely to be able to get a job.

As it mentions though, likely this wont become a full bill for another decade at least, maybe longer, depending on a variety of factors.

full article here:

It also reminds me of a short story from the 1950’s
“Robots of the World Arise!” https://robotscifi.wordpress.com/1952/07/