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General Mapping

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This is an AI system that at the first level recognizes game-like scenarios in general input data and applies archetypical roles to entities within the scenario and plays the game out determining winners and losers and at the second and higher levels assigns archetypical roles to the winners and losers of games played at the first level and plays games out in infinite regression and derives probabilities for taking actions based on general direction of game wins or losses.
JesusHChrist, Apr 14 2016

Problem solving transform
vaguely related [xaviergisz, Apr 15 2016]

Ah, HERE'S your AI...Playing games, too... http://gizmodo.com/...s-and-in-1728410265
We are " living through the prehistory of artificial intelligence " [normzone, Apr 16 2016]

starry starry night https://www.youtube...watch?v=AVprz0nm0Y4
three star generals [popbottle, Apr 16 2016]

M.A.P.S. http://www.maps.org
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) i [JesusHChrist, Apr 17 2016]


       First, we will need an AI.
normzone, Apr 14 2016

       Or even a couple of commas.   

       I have no idea what he's talking about.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 14 2016

       Lemon curry ?
8th of 7, Apr 14 2016

       Or it could be like in Kind Hearts and Coronets, with Alec Guinness playing most of the characters
hippo, Apr 14 2016

       At least it's not in Other:General …
8th of 7, Apr 14 2016

       Well, I did some searching, but no high ranking military officer with that last name turned up. I probably didn't search enough...
normzone, Apr 14 2016

       We can put you in touch with General Failure, Major Fault and Private Dismay if that will help at all.
8th of 7, Apr 14 2016

       Send for Seaman Staines.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 14 2016

       Is he a mate of Corporal Punishment ?   

       We should also have mentioned that we have the address of Kernel Exception, but it's in hexadecimal.
8th of 7, Apr 14 2016

       I read that entire sentence in a single breath, or something like that.
whatrock, Apr 14 2016

       So, while I'm writing an email, this program intercepts my keystrokes and uses them to play a game of space invaders in the background?
Cuit_au_Four, Apr 14 2016

       It could have been explained more eloquently with more background, examples and punctuation, but I understand the idea.   

       It is an iterative optimization strategy.   

       Take conversation as an example. When you make conversation, you subconsciously put yourself in the shoes of the other person and in how they will understand the message and anticipate how they will respond (and then how you will respond in turn). This requires looking several 'moves ahead' (to use a chess analogy). A failure to do this 'optimization' will result in robotic and unconvincing conversation.   

       By mapping the branching possibilities of an AI task (e.g. conversation) into an iterative 'game', you can efficiently optimize it (by eliminating the unsuccessful game branches) to find the best 'move'.   

       The idea was presumably inspired by the computer that recently beat the world champion in Go.
xaviergisz, Apr 15 2016

       And just where are all the Generals ? Someone should make a map.
popbottle, Apr 16 2016


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