10 years ago
in Win32Forth +/- Intel 64-bit iForth has today been
updated with significant True AI improvements.
The size of the life-long AI memory has been doubled
by changing the "cns" value from 1024 up to 2048.
It was necessary to increase the memory of the
artificial Mind so that the AI could retain knowledge
longer during testing for self-referential thought.
It is now possible to tell the AI Forthmind things
about itself and then observe self-referential thought
by inputting questions in the what-do-X-Verb format,
such as "what do you do" and "what do you need".
Among the various display modes such as Transcript,
Tutorial and Diagnostic, the AI in Transcript mode now
indicates the chronological version number (20120810)
and the moment that the AI came to artificial life, so
that print-outs of transcripts may be compared.
The most important change is that the SpreadAct
module now imparts significant retroactive
activation to the subject of a verb used in a
query of the what-do-X-Verb format, so that the
AI now performs far better at retrieving information
about itself from the now enhanced memory, when
the human user asks the AI a question about itself.
As high schools and universities soon begin a new
academic year, teachers and students may wish to
obtain the MindForth AI source code free on-line at
run it through its machine intelligence paces.
One interesting test is to start the AI Mind running
and observe what it does with no human input.
(It follows interior chains of thought and asks questions.)
Another test is to tell the AI many things about itself
and then spring questions on the AI to see if can
remember what it has been told about its own nature.
Any school, office, computer sales/repair shop or
other venue may start a time-and-date-stamped
version of the very latest MindForth AI running
and seek to host the world's longest-running AI.