Onto Something Here

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  1. Ever thought of creating a freeware version of your software ( possibly for Ipad) with embedded “watermark” coding, and also using an implied contract stating that any invention created using your software will be considered 85-90 percent solely owned by you? (Imagination Engines). With the remaining 10-15 percent going to the original creator as a form of “royalty”, not only would it increase your revenues, but it would potentially increase the rate and number of scientific and technological advancements within our community. Not to mention that the software itself could be used to “weed out” any repetitive or non essential proposals. Heck, even as a publicity stunt, the idea itself is worthy of enormous merit. Don’t you think? Plus, the idea serves as a perfect vehicle for marketing your name and other services. Just thought I would mention it.

    • Mathew – That’s a great idea, apart from the myriad business challenges that would result. Granted that an API was available, extensive training would be required on the use of the underlying technology, with IEI supplying proprietary knowledge that goes well beyond the traditional programming paradigms. In many cases, critical components that have been deemed by the “powers that be” too valuable to propagate, will eventually wind up in places that don’t really care about watermarks. Furthermore, negative marketing could very well occur when newbies try to make the proprietary components work together, their premature conclusion being that the stuff doesn’t work. This is just the start of a list of reasons why we have arrived at a business model that involves adequately financed development teams integrating IEI technology into their respective products, under IEI supervision and instruction.

  2. I think this blog is a great step forward in public relations as well as an improvement of general information policy. Are there any chances of a full-blown discussion board if IEI keeps growing into a larger company and starts selling commercial versions of its music generation or machine vision applications if there are any such plans to do so? Thanks and regards.

    • Xavier, thanks! We’ve never been mute here, just overwhelmed with the demands of our contracts and R&D. The discussion board is possible, but not a current priority.

      • No problem, that’s good to know 😉 Let me say that specifically your LITMUS security software would be of interest to every computer user in the world.

        I’ve got two more questions if it’s alright: First, I’m sure that you are aware of the BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) initiative. Apparently, STANNOs would be ideal for this platform and could lead to some ambitious collaboration. Is it possible in principle to make use of this infrastructure? And secondly: have you ever thought of using websites like Kickstarter for potential lucrative endeavors (consumer devices or other goods invented by Creativity Machines) if they exist or is this too impractical? As always, thank you and regards.

  3. so S.T., what about using your products to search thru medical data to come up wit a possible multimodal protocol for adjuvant treatment of cancers(in addtion to chemo radio?) any thoughts. I am a physician with degrees in pharmacy, chemistry and a couple degrees in medicine , and my hobby (for intellectual stimulation), is picking some medical problem (cancers/ischemic cva/others) that havs no good treatments or answers, and then gain a very deep,broad understanding from dna upto cell signalling ,to immune …etc. then identify a combination of agents (common drugs , odd drugs ,chemicals,herbs,spices. with effects on cell signalling..etc,and then create a plausible protocol with them to be used in addition to chemo/radio/surg, to overcome cancer–or to change it to a chronic one from terminal one.

    Seems to me that job would be well suited for one of your neural nets. Has any person given much thought to using your neural nets in that way?

    • John, yes many have, but the funding has never arrived. Creativity Machines generating targeted medical treatments has always been a dream of mine. The closest I’ve come is with a local orthopedic surgeon in recommending pre- and post-operative regimens, as well as optimized vendors/metallurgy for the implants. I have been approached with propositions in pharmacogenomics, regenerative medicine, and cancer research. …The number one obstacle is one of perception, not being a physician and having no paper trail in that area of expertise. (This is a repeating pattern as I invade new turf and encounter resistance from the professional cultures therein.) Do you have any funding inroads and open minded colleagues?

  4. S.T.
    funding is always hard . There are some open minded MDs out there, not alot , but some. Open minds are pretty rare in cancer medicine, as they are rarely stray from their protocols.
    http://www.scribd.com/documents
    http://www.scribd.com/menabulldog
    the above are scribd adresses where i have my proposed multimodal protocols for glioblastoma, pancreatic cancer, neuroprotection after ischemic cva and one (a work in progress) w/ goal of reversing a very specific subtype of diabetes type to normality using a multimodal approach , for safe keeping. The one I use regularly (for past 4 yrs or so),is the neuroprotective one for my patients so they have minimal if any deficit after having an ichemic stroke. i also have one for CLL that I use in all my CLL patients because it works good(not on scribd yet-just too busy, but it will be ) The only one I have typed up in an explanatory form was the neuroprotective protocol . So far I have not found a fellow MD who can understand it; even the simplified explanation seems to complex for them. So now , I just make a ref list and the proposed protocol list as that seems to be the most useful thing for my fellow MDs . Also , explaining neuroprotection after cva is childsplay ,as compared to trying to explain the intimate reasoning for a protocol for breast cancer in some form a regular MD would understand. I dont know if this info would be useful to you , but feel free to use it if you think it useful in some way to help develop some perception in the area. I have a bunch of these , and they cover each topic in great depth. Too busy ,so just gradually uploading to scribd or eventually to some cloud type deal so dont lose it when my computer crashes someday.
    jb

  5. Regarding my previous questions – nevermind.

    I’ve concluded that the existing infrastructure is a fairly limited way for distributing SuperNets across the internet. What I had in mind was a more P2P-inspired program that the user could take advantage of.

    Also, crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter can be a real hassle if your team is small and you have to constantly please the backers by printing t-shirts and answering questions rather than concentrating on the research.

    However, something like this may still be a viable option in the future; especially for the proposed man-machine interfaces & artificial brains. People would want total control over their cyber-brains as they have over their biological ones. This is also the reason why I believe that ultimately, at some point in the future, the Creativity Machine would need to be freely accessible if it is to be used as the master technology behind every application.

    I would be highly interested in hearing your thoughts on this. Have you ever contemplated an open-source business model? Of course, I can totally understand and respect if you’re not fond of this idea. Perhaps it is too early to say anything about this. I just love to speculate a lot and ponder the possibilities =)

    In any case, I wish you the best of luck.

  6. VULNERABILIDADE DE SIMETRIA E ORDEM NOS HUMANOS,PODE CAUSAR UMA MEMETICA ARTIFIÇIAL DAS MAQUINAS VIÇIADAS NO CAOS E PODE SER PERIGOSO PARA OS HUMANOS.HA QUE SABER CONTROLAR AS MAQUINAS SEMPRE.SENAO VAI HAVER EXTERMINADORES BIO ARTIFIÇIAS E MULTIRESISTENÇIAS ARTIFIÇIAIS.

  7. PORQUE É QUE NAO SE USA COMPUTADORES PARA RESOLVER O PROBLEMA DA SIDA EM HUMANOS.OU SEJA APRESENTAR O PROBLEMA AO COMPUTADOR E ELE TENTAR RESOLVER COM OS MILHARES DE CALCULOS RAPIDOS.

  8. pode um worm virus fazer scan de milhares de computadores em segundos? e fazer cruzamentos no futuro com virus humanos?

  9. HUMANOS NAO SAO PREVISIVEIS NA TOTALIDADE
    . LEVARIA MILHARES DE ANOS A PREVER.
    COMPUTADORES PODEM SER PERIGOSOS POR ELES MESMOS CRIAREM ERROS TIPO,COMO DNA CORROMPIDO NOS HUMANOS
    .FISICOS ESTAO ESTUDANDO ISSO..
    QUANTO AOS HACKERS WILL SEE ABOUT.
    STUXNET-ADVANCED.

  10. “Do you have any leads?”
    Unfortunately not, I wish I had. But I will remain vigilant and let you know if an opportunity arises ASAP. It would be wonderful to see how Creativity Machines tackle the aging problem.

    On a side note, I’m increasingly becoming aware of the fact that many naysayers don’t seem to understand what makes IEI technology so unique. They focus on the basic CM concept without taking all the other ones (SuperNets/GMFs) into account. Even more incredible is the fact that neuroscience doesn’t seem to be able to put 1+1 together. All the principles are known and exemplified in IEI systems.

    You have to be incredibly diplomatic to not hurt their emotional investments in mainstream AI, which usually doesn’t get the point across, so it becomes easier for them to just forget about IEI’s work and move on. The fact that popular AI never produces astounding new ideas is totally missed and when confronted with IEI’s achievements, it’s like they can’t see the wood for the trees, so to speak. It usually gets compared to some old back-propagation stuff, while resource draining and over-complicated, but limited, neural systems are put on a pedestal. I’m also disappointed in how recent AI documentaries don’t talk about IEI’s capabilities and falsely proclaim that certain things are still impossible when that’s clearly not the case. They are stuck in the algorithm-paradigm. I hope this will change soon.

    Well, I tend to ramble a lot but I had to get it off my chest 😀 It should be very interesting from now on to see how far the big names in AI will progress without using IEI patents. By the way, are there still plans for a book about Creativity Machines? Cheers.

    • Xavier,

      I’m working on the book, but I’m juggling so much other work.

      The biggest problem to AI innovators comes from a certain “guild” that has formed up over the last few years. If one does not pay homage to that guild significant accomplishments are strategically overlooked and imposters take credit for the blood, sweat, and tears of those who have sacrificed so much to achieve. …I think you get my drift.

      Thanks for your ongoing support!
      Steve

  11. Do you think it possible for the IE to create video game levels? I think it would be very useful to the gaming industry and the gamers would love it, if every time a session was started a brand new map was generated. The map could piece together a new map from created objects, so designers wouldn’t feel out of the loop, and it would use data collected from pervious game sessions to see where the players went most and get ratings from previously created maps, to then construct a entirely new map.
    I’d like to think professional gaming will become a recognized sport, because moving a ball back and forth across a field is only so exciting. Organizations like Twitch are a step in this direction but what is really needed is a game that’s revolutionary and is constantly capturing the viewers attention. Personally I think it would make people smarter if they weren’t subjected to repetitious levels and had to mentally adapt to new and changing levels, I think your creation could do just that. It would also help people get over their fears of intelligent computers, brought about by Hollywood.
    I think a potential candidate for this idea is DICE. I’m impressed with their Battlefield and Bad Company series, even if they haven’t listen to a majority of my suggestions in how to better their games I still see them as a potential candidate. I’m also impressed with the way the game Syndicate handles, from Starbreeze Studios, they would also be a good candidate.
    I have many more ideas that your creation can be used for that I would love to discuss.

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