PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON. Milestone 0. Actor-Environment Baseline

emerging-mind lab (EML)
eJournal ISSN 2567-6466
29.Nov. 2017
info@emerging-mind.org
Author: Gerd Doeben-Henisch
EMail: gerd@doeben-henisch.de
FRA-UAS – Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
INM – Institute for New Media (Frankfurt, Germany)

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SUMMARY

This small software package is a further step in the exercise to learn python3 while trying to solve a given theoretical problem. The logic behind this software can be described as follows:

  1. This software shall be an illustration to a simple case study from the uffmm.org site. The text of the case study is not yet finished, and this software will be extended further in the next weeks/ months…
  2. The base-version of this software offers the user a menu-driven start to define  a simple test-environment where he can investigate the behaviour of (yet) simple actors. At the end of a test run (every run can have n-many cycles, there can be m-many repetitions of a run) a simple graphic shows the summarized results.
  3. The actual actors are without any kind of perception, no memory, no computational intelligence, they are completely driven either by a fixed rule or by chance. But they are consuming energy which decreases during time and they will ‘die’ if they can not find new energy.
  4. A more extended description of the software will follow apart from the case study as well as within the case study.
  5. The immediate next extensions will be examples of simple sensory models (smelling, tasting, touching, hearing, and viewing). Based on this   some exercises will follow with simple memory structures, simple model-building capabilities, simple language constructs, making music, painting pictures, do some arithmetic. For this the scenario has to be extended that there are at least three actors.
  6. By the way, the main motivation for doing this is philosophy of science: exercising the construction of an emerging-mind where all used parts and methods are know. Real Intelligence can never be described by its parts only; it is an implicit function, which makes the ‘whole’ different  to the so-called ‘parts’. As an side-effect there can be lots of interesting applications helping humans to become better humans 🙂 But, because we are free-acting systems, we can turn everything in ins opposite, turning  something good into ‘evil’…

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