Anhinga, snakebird

2019: shaders, dreamwidth, and more

I hope for us all to have a creative and safe New Year.

Computer art news: I started to play with OpenGL shaders and with Shadertoy.com: https://dmm.dreamwidth.org/20076.html



Other news: books and stories, my own texts, open source activity and software experiments, employment change, etc: https://dmm.dreamwidth.org/23061.html

I generally shifted quite a bit towards dreamwidth and this blog during this year, and away from livejournal; this was not planned, but just happened "organically". Most of my activity this year was at https://dmm.dreamwidth.org

I created a couple of feeds from that blog to LJ (usually, RSS and Atom feeds are slightly different, but in this case they seem to be the same): dmm_dream_rss and dmm_dream_atom

Crosspost: https://anhinga-anhinga.dreamwidth.org/83583.html
Anhinga, snakebird

Self-referential neural nets in 2018

Two series of experiments with self-referential neural nets with vector flows ("dataflow matrix machines") were done by us in 2018.

The ability of a neural net to modify itself on the fly was used to edit it interactively while it is running ("livecoding"). This also opens the way to have populations of neural nets editing each other.

Emerging "sleep-wake" behavior and other emerging bistability patterns were observed in randomly initialized neural nets (May 2019 update: a couple of video recordings of those behaviors are posted: https://youtu.be/_mZVVU8x3bs and https://youtu.be/CKVwsQEMNjY ). There is no theoretical understanding of this emerging dynamics yet.

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Crosspost: https://anhinga-anhinga.dreamwidth.org/83296.html

Other blogs by this author:

https://dmm.dreamwidth.org/ (partial mirror: https://anhinga-travel.livejournal.com/ )
https://anhinga-drafts.livejournal.com/ (mirror: https://anhinga-drafts.dreamwidth.org/ )
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Dataflow matrix machines as generalized recurrent neural networks

A year ago I posted about dataflow programming and linear models of computation:

http://anhinga-anhinga.livejournal.com/82757.html

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I am using the friends list here mosly to create a useful Friends page.

And this is my Friends of Friends page.

I filter my default Friends page somewhat since December 2005. This is my unfiltered Friends page. This is an "express selection" (about 20% of the volume).

Russian Virtual Keyboard by Paul Gorodyansky. Online translation by translate.ru. All tags of this journal.



LiveJournal notifications about new friends or new comments work only in some cases.

If I did not notice something, please leave a comment in the post below this one.


Anhinga, snakebird

A robot with impressive language capabilities

This is a prototype of an elderly home care robot developed by a very small group at IBM (with the benign indifference from their employer corporation that does not want to deal with robots and headaches and liabilities associated with robots). Its ability to verbally communicate with a human and to learn from a human is very impressive (basically, one can program this robot to a large extent simply by talking to it). Here is a demo video from the talk at the AGI-12 conference:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2RXDI3QYNU

The paper itself, "An Extensible Language Interface for Robot Manipulation", explaining to some extent how this works can be found here:

http://www.mindmakers.org/boards/18/topics/73

and the free online version of AGI-12 proceedings is here (scroll down to AGI-12 Contributed Paper Sessions):

http://www.mindmakers.org/projects/agiconf-2012/wiki/Schedule
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Conferences on General AI: Oxford University, Dec 8-11

"The AGI conferences are the only major conference series devoted wholly and specifically to the creation of AI systems possessing general intelligence at the human level and ultimately beyond." This is a small conference (I expect around 200 people, give or take), and this year it comes in two parts, AGI-12 and AGI-Impacts:

http://agi-conference.org/2012/schedule/

http://www.winterintelligence.org/#calendar

The videos from the AGI-11 are available here:

http://agi-conf.org/2011/