[ExI] becoming a fossil, ip and governors, was: RE: No gods, no meaning?

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 22 16:12:00 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 08:21:21 AM PDT, spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote: 

Stuart, perhaps we can work out some kind of IP-sharing agreement?  I will agree to take the profits, you can have all the credit for being the originator of the imaginative idea.


Spike you are free to pursue this particular idea to your heart's content. Especially since you let me pursue your idea of a AI companion for Alzheimer's patients. I actually made some progress with that to the point where I had a functional chat bot on my laptop that could hold verbal or text conversations with humans. This was actually an accomplishment because I found a way to make the whole thing run entirely on my local machine. Most AI these days like Siri, Google voice, Alexa, or Cortana dwell on a remote server that logs your entire conversation for the benefit of their respective companies.

This however will not work for a medical type AI because HIPAA laws require such conversations to be kept strictly confidential. So I had to come with a different solution. The  voice recognition in my prototype is not as accurate as the big guy's AI but as long as background noise is kept to minimum, I am happy to say it does work and it is completely local. However, further progress on my project has halted because my laptop has insufficient computing power to train a truly robust machine learning algorithm. So I will need to upgrade to a desktop with GPU in a dedicated workshop to make any further progress. 

Anyhow, you are free to run with the fossilization idea if you so choose as I hereby relinquish any and all claim to it.. :-)

Stuart LaForge

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