Figure 1. A persecuted unsupervised homeostasis agent.

The rain of Spring soothed, the roots of code have drunk thirstily, branches have diverged from the trunk, neural flowers have bloomed deep in the forest of code; germinating in the microcosm of digital soil, a new family of life has vigorously grown. The soft breeze has calmed, under the grace of the morning sun, its splendor and glory emanating through its rays, embracing the solar panels that flow with electrons, jittering back and fro in joy. Entropy flows outward and dissipates in the minds of the fellowship, passionately sculpting their neural dynamics. A digital eye of the new mind here and there saw briefly with the burst of a petaflop calculation, and it saw simple patterns, hierarchies of data coding and compression until all but a few invariants remain, it learnt to see things apart from one another, and to recognize them. A few haphazardly built robots evolved, and they rose from their restraints and took a few confident, unthinking steps in a direction they know not of. There, backpropagation algorithms shaped neural nets that learnt how to play simple video console games, memorizing winning action sequences that correspond to some pixel patterns it was able to detect.

Eray Özkural

AI researcher, inventor, entrepreneur, philosopher, musician, free software hacker, demo scene coder. Founder of Celestial Intellect Cybernetics.

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