Playing Catch-up

You know, sometimes I feel I am developing a good understanding of programming, and the kind of thought necessary to develop AI and Alife. Then I come across a site like this , and I realize how little I actually know about Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, and now Artificial Evolution.

I haven’t had much time to work on my personal projects the last few days, and I will probably have even less time over the next few weeks. Such is the nature of internet work. Several months of little or nothing to do, followed by two months of frantic activity. At least I get to work on cool projects.

The flocking experiment I posted Sunday needs a lot of work. The math is all wrong, and, while the effect is interesting, it is not at all what it should be.

I ordered two more books for my library… Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern and Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies : Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought , both by Douglas Hofstader, whose brain is Very Big.

Also in the Big Brain department is Golan Levin who makes math beautiful.

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