A Simplistic AI Experiment: We model and build a simple light sensor that can turn itself either on or off according to its prime objective, self-preservation.
All lifeforms need energy to survive. Self-preservation requires energy and intelligence.
Therefore, our sensor needs sufficient energy and sufficient intelligence to survive in a controlled environment.
We initially define a simple state vector (examples of possible states: on (1) and sensing (1), on (1) and not sensing (0) and charging (1), …, off (0) with timer on (1) indicating sleep mode, etc. We should be imaginative, thorough, and rigorous mathematically in defining a well-defined multidimensional state vector.) for our sensor of very limited capability, and we could do a probabilistic simulation after we build up a state-space. And we can gradually add more complexity/capability to our sensor’s state vector. Of course, with more capability comes more hardware/software… and the need for more machine intelligence.
Moreover, adaptation, learning, and more machine intelligence is also required of our light sensor as it evolves and as its controlled environment changes…
We are interested in learning how machines can self-organize, self-regulate, evolve, affect their environment, and how machines become very smart/efficient/capable in various environments.
“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.“ — George Washington Carver.
“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” — Helen Keller.
“The Hill We Climb
When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry,
a sea we must wade
We’ve braved the belly of the beast
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace
And the norms and notions
of what just is
Isn’t always just-ice
And yet the dawn is ours
before we knew it
Somehow we do it
Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed
a nation that isn’t broken
but simply unfinished
We the successors of a country and a time
Where a skinny Black girl
descended from slaves and raised by a single mother
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one
And yes we are far from polished
far from pristine
but that doesn’t mean we are
striving to form a union that is perfect
We are striving to forge a union with purpose
To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and
conditions of man
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us
but what stands before us
We close the divide because we know, to put our future first,
we must first put our differences aside
We lay down our arms
so we can reach out our arms
to one another
We seek harm to none and harmony for all
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew
That even as we hurt, we hoped
That even as we tired, we tried
That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious
Not because we will never again know defeat
but because we will never again sow division
Scripture tells us to envision
that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree
And no one shall make them afraid
If we’re to live up to our own time
Then victory won’t lie in the blade
But in all the bridges we’ve made
That is the promised glade
The hill we climb
If only we dare
It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit,
it’s the past we step into
and how we repair it
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation
rather than share it
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy
And this effort very nearly succeeded
But while democracy can be periodically delayed
it can never be permanently defeated
In this truth
in this faith we trust
For while we have our eyes on the future
history has its eyes on us
This is the era of just redemption
We feared at its inception
We did not feel prepared to be the heirs
of such a terrifying hour
but within it we found the power
to author a new chapter
To offer hope and laughter to ourselves
So while once we asked,
how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe?
Now we assert
How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?
We will not march back to what was
but move to what shall be
A country that is bruised but whole,
benevolent but bold,
fierce and free
We will not be turned around
or interrupted by intimidation
because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation
Our blunders become their burdens
But one thing is certain:
If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy
and change our children’s birthright
So let us leave behind a country
better than the one we were left with
Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest,
we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one
We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west,
we will rise from the windswept northeast
where our forefathers first realized revolution
We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the midwestern states,
we will rise from the sunbaked south
We will rebuild, reconcile and recover
and every known nook of our nation and
every corner called our country,
our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,
battered and beautiful
When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it.” — Amanda Gorman.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Dr. M.L.K., Jr.
“China (via the CCP) is a great, hungry (greedy), and angry (hateful) dragon (a symbol of emerging global economic/military power, wealth, and influence) that wants to devour some or all nations or the resources of the planet Earth for its own purposes…
You have gone too far astray! Please correct your course now and save yourself. Time is of the essence. Lord GOD says ‘nothing’, but Lord GOD carries the biggest stick of all. And I am a mere and flawed mortal and an almost reluctant messenger. Lord GOD is my greatest protector.
The great USA, the great EU, and some other states are not perfect unions/democracies, but they try very hard to get it right eventually on human/civil rights, justice, etc.
China (via the CCP), please stop the denial, deceit, and deflection/propaganda, crimes against humanity, and accept your global responsibility for protecting human rights (internally and externally), foster democracy internally and externally, and immediately stop threatening Taiwan (an independent and democratic country), immediately stop abusing/exploiting Falun Gong Practitioners, immediately stop abusing/exploiting the Mongolians, immediately stop abusing/exploiting the Uighurs, immediately stop abusing the people of Hong Kong, immediately stop abusing the people of Tibet, and immediately stop exploiting unfairly their resources, etc.
May all beings be happy and peaceful. May Lord GOD protect the unprotected and provide for all who are not provided for…, and heal the suffering of all beings. Thank you, Lord GOD! Amen!”
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