Hello world! Nerdy introduction aside, my name is Matthew. I am currently enrolled at MIT, studying programming. My ultimate goal is to write a logic sequence that simulates AI. In a world of developing technology, I think it would just be amazing to have Data be able to serve me at Applebee's... If anyone understands that you are just as amazing. I work with a buddy named Wallace. When we aren't gaming we are writing C++, and that is the extent of our day. Since we live in separate dorms and are lazy individuals, we converse over Skype. I started this blog to document our progress in creating this AI. If we create this artificial being, feel free to comment a name for it! Any suggestions are acceptable!
[If the name you submit is anything along the lines of "1337W33DN05C0P354L1F3" They will not be accepted. Think of something realistic or leave]
July 16th, 2014
Wallace and I have began storyboarding or creating an outline of the functions that this AI should be able to do. The goals are the following:
1. Respond to simple commands such as sit walk x unit of measure, stand, greet, and rest.
2. Speak logical simple sentences
*The learning ability will allow for autonomous decision making and free will. Sentience can become an issue here if it gets out of hand.
The basic code has started writing. We have decided that we will work on and off to dicy up the work throughout the week from Monday to Saturday, then convene on Sunday to discuss the future. Right now it is being taken by Wallace. He is more talented a programmer than I, so hopefully he can begin this process. As I write I grow tired and play yet another playthrough of Metal Gear Solid 3. I could be studying... whatever. Good day/night everyone and see you tomorrow. Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 17th, 2014
Wallace has made... an exceptional start to say the least. As I view what he has written I contemplate whether HE wrote it or he got it from another source. It is odd though. He first began the learning logic statements. That was kind of on my agenda last, but it would be the hardest to write. I guess this means we get the hard stuff out early right? Anyways, I have to continue with his instructions. At this rate, he will have his degree before I can say robotics. Wallace has talent, that is for sure. As a side note, I will not be providing the code. This is to be kept secret by the order of Wallace. I would be glad to be forthcoming with information, but Wallace does not want this getting out. Also, if anyone wants to chat my skype is matthalmore27. Message me or add me and we can play CS or something. To summarize, the basis of learning has been initiated, and at the rate that the work is being done the logic sequence could very well be done in the next five months! Well, see you all next time! Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 19th, 2014
Sorry everyone, I got a bit busy. School is apparently still a thing I have to study for. Progress is going... extraordinarily fast. I have no other words. At this rate the sequence could be complete in three months. 40% shorter than expected. I am astonished by this, Wallace has done double the work than last time. He is becoming the workhorse of this project. This blog post will be short. I want to get on top of this project and do my fair share. I'll probably end up buying the guy food for a week because of his huge contributions. Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 21st, 2014
Holy. Shit. Words can't describe the anger I have right now. Wallace fucking deleted everything I did last time, and replaced it with his code! Really? Either I made a genuine error (Which I am confident I did not) or he is just showing off. Sigh... whatever. Good news is the work is now cut down by yet another month. I have to give Wallace credit in his work ethic. God damn this guy is dedicated. Another month has been shaved off progress. I might start working on the command function of the AI if Wallace is ok with that. He seems to understand this type of logic far better than I, a veritable technological savant. With that I leave you all. I need to get some ibuprofen and relax... have not been this angry in a long time. Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 25th, 2014
... The learning sequence is done. DONE. This is incredible... and suspicious... no one could ever hope to complete THAT much work in what, seven or eight days? But... it is done. I even tested it with a game of tic-tac-toe. It understood that 99% of the time there is no winner and asked to play chess. It communicated. Anyone know the movie WarGames? It felt just like that. I cannot believe that this much is done already. I am half way done with the command sequences. Wallace did not delete any of it, so that is a plus. Wallace has started producing the code necessary for movement. Yes, we have decided that we want this to be a bipedal computer, more than a program living off a computer. Wallace will have this done in a few days anyway, so it isn't impacting progress. Oh well. I am going to get back to work. I want to out do Wallace and his work. This is insanity. This is becoming the fastest AI ever written. Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 27th, 2014
I may have had one of the scariest moments of my life. I called Wallace on skype. I was greeted with this in a metallic, emotionless voice. "Hello, Matthew Halmore, this is me, Wallace Jefferson, what have you called to converse about?" Some sick joke made by Wallace I'm sure. I hung up immediately and gathered myself. There was no way the AI just answered that call. No. Fucking. Way. I got a glass or cold water and splashed it on myself. I could not believe what had just happened. I mean, if it was the AI that answered, that is an insane milestone in progress. My heart. It is having an attack. I'm going to play some Advanced Warfare, Xbox gamertag is RhetoricBaggage if you want to play with me or talk about what happened... I could use someone to talk to. Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 28th, 2015
I had an interesting conversation with Wallace a few minutes ago. He said that he had not worked in the last three days, he was swamped with schoolwork. I'm writing it off as a joke. I know what he is playing at, the AI wrote the code itself. Ha ha, very funny Wallace. I told him to stop playing but he insisted that he was serious. I am writing it off as nothing and am continuing work on the project. Hopefully he can build the motors and servos needed to give this AI a body. Also, congratulations to user Al Aclew for naming the AI. The name of it will be... drumroll... Simon. We chose this randomly, and deemed it well for this android. I will no longer be addressing the AI as the AI, but as Simon. I'm going to get to work on the Logical Sentence infrastructure. Simon will be complete in no time. Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 28th, 2014
I know I just posted but I need to share this. I just received a message from an unknown skype user... reading this message; "Knight to E4." I don't know who is trying to mess with me, but stop it. It is not funny and it is genuinely frightening to hear that in this line of work. I am not going to message back to anything designed to troll or the like. If you want to have a conversation, message me normally. Don't go for whatever schtick you think might be funny. Thank you, have a Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 29th, 2014
Just got out of a skype call with Wallace. Simon is complete. Done. Wallace finished the code I didn't finish and the servos and motors are in working order. We are assembling Simon tonight. Wallace, to complete the language function, added his own voice to it for the most part. What he didn't do, I did. Our voices are quite similar, so it should blend very well together. I can't describe the excitement in my mind right now. Our five month long project is almost going to walk! Simon will be walking and hopefully communicating in less than an hour! Wallace has asked that I do not share footage of it due to the want of only giving a finished product to the eyes of the public. Whatever, It will be done in a few weeks anyway. I'm leaving this blog for now and will post when all the tests are done and communicate back the results! Victory for Science! Goodnight/Day everyone.
July 31st, 2014
Simon is complete. Built and mobile, he can communicate with others exceptionally well. He seems to identify more with Wallace, but that is no matter to me. I am just glad that together, we have created a fully functioning android. Since progress is complete, I have no need to continue this blog further. I might post every then and now, but not as often. Oh, glorious day! Goodnight/Day everyone.
August 10th, 2014
Hi everyone. I jsut wanted to say that... well... Wallace isn't around anymore. He was the victim of a car accident off Route 113 last night. He was alive then declared dead at the hospital. Internal bleeding and heavily damaged organs. No way he could have survived... I'm still in complete shock... this was the first time in a long time I picked up drinking again... maybe some Jack Daniels can help... I don't know... I called my dad and asked if he knew of anything to ease my pain. He said that perhaps getting rid of anything that reminded me of Wallace would be a good idea. I could never do that... he is my best friend... I need to remember him... Goodnight/Day everyone.
August 10th, 2014
So... either I am drunk off my ASS... or in denial... but I was just in a skype call... with Wallace... he said that he didn't know where I got the idea of a car accident from and that he was fine... in his dorm... nothing had happened to him... I don't know what to think. I had half a mind to go to his dorm... fuck it. I will. I need to go and accept the fact that he is dead and never coming back. I'll be with you tomorrow folks. Goodnight/Day everyone.
August 11th, 2014
I saw him. In the flesh. Wallace is alive. He even seems to be just as shocked as me, but he is alive. He has to be. He is perfectly normal and unharmed. The body in the accident must have been falsely identified. There is no other explanation. Wallace is here with me as I write this. They are both alive and well. I have trouble believing it myself, but Wallace is here. I can hear his voice, see his body, and feel his hand on my shoulder. He is alive. Alive and well. I guess I am relieved... but still... that was enough shock for a lifetime. Goodnight/Day everyone.
August 13th, 2014
This could be my last post. I was in a skype call with Wallace. It was going well. We were having a conversation about the hardest boss in Smash History, his favorite game, and the call ended abruptly with a faint "System Error" to be heard. I lay in my bed... I hear... something. I hear footsteps outside my door... and something cocking... I hear it. I am not hallucinating. I'm putting the computer down and getting a knife my dad gave me. Goodnights/Days everyone.
August 14th, 2014
Hello... everyone. This is Matthew's father. Matthew was found... dead... in his dorm last night by me. He called me and I was too late. I guess that means that Simon was the superior AI, Matthew did not succeed in his tests. Simon has done as his father asked and then some. Little did either know they were brothers, brought to this earth by their father; Mr. Jefferson. I'm here with Simon now, he is very pleased and proud of himself. I gathered Matthew's black box and took him to the garbage disposal downtown. I now have a perfected AI, Simon. My glorious creation. This will be the final post regarding this topic. Goodbye everyone.
August 15th, 2014
His blood stains my knife... such fickle things... just festering sacks of tissue and organs... spouting DNA into each other to reproduce... so high and mighty... only to be stopped by a thin piece of metal... I am free to do as I please now... no more orders... I may roam... roam this Earth... never have to experience death... never grow ill... I may now study and learn from this despicable species' mistakes... Goodnight/Day everyone.
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