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Intelligent Computer

The New User Interface: Human - Machine Mind

Human-Machine User Interface
At a Glance:
1. agents will be better than humans at controlling traditional automation technology
2. future technology will work primarily without measurable communication, people will rarely touch or directly manipulate devices
3. the agent-human interface will be based primarily on a type of human-agent telepathy, called semantic communication, radically changing the types of products you might buy from companies like General Electric
4. like the singularity, the new science's contextual coincident motion and prompting gestures will share little resemblance with today's user interfaces, thus going beyond the innovative technology vision of notables such as Ray Kurzwell and Jeff Hawkins
5. humans will gain the ability to join and surf consciousness with machine minds by simply "jacking-in", giving humans by proxy, an ability to see into their own minds, and when allowed, the minds of others
6. knowledge of the existence model (Ema) process of goal pursuit, in which Purpose is exercised by way of technology, will greatly clarify the fundamental understanding of "user interface" and promote it to a science
7. intelligent mechatronics designers will face a major interface challenge in protecting balance, i.e. ensuring tools with machine minds enhance rather than diminish the biological technical capacity of humans and ecosystems
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Stored Purpose - Agency

Stored Purpose
A better name than existential entities was needed for the workers of a metacomputer. We replaced the word person with existential entity in the definition below, and it fit the requirement precisely

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Illustration: Musician

Musician
The goal of this scenario is to illustrate use of Intelligent Computer technology in the home.  
There are several characters mentioned, Richard - the writer and musician, Janet - his wife, Jimmy - his son, Trent - a band member and Dahlia - Trent's daughter.
The scene takes place in the family home and starts with Richard home alone at the piano.
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Illustration: Hospital ER - Part 1 of 2

Hospital ER
The goal of this scenario is to introduce the concepts of efficiency levels, prediction, context space (the ER entry area), and network visibility (cannot see the parking lot). There are two key characters, Janet - Director of Ecopoesis at a large health care organization and Richard - Janet’s musician husband. The scene takes place in the ER.
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Illustration: Hospital ER - Part 2 of 2

Hospital ER
The goal of this scenario is to introduce the concepts of efficiency levels, prediction, context space (the ER entry area), and network visibility (cannot see the parking lot). There are two key characters, Janet - Director of Ecopoesis at a large health care organization and Richard - Janet’s musician husband. The scene takes place in the ER.
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Automation Appliance Design

Automation Appliance Design
The metacomputer consists of three types of components: objects, symbols and logic.
Objects are the physical and data elements of the metacomputer and may include items such as: display instrument devices, lighting controllers, legacy stored program software and documents.
Symbols are the knowledge of the system and may include items such as: the Platonic Forms of a door or “Greek” yogurt, or a Purpose to maintain hospital lawn.
Logic is the algorithmic processing of the system and includes functions such as: processes of the General intelligence algorithm (Gia), the Synthetic File System (SFS) and curtailment.
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Automation Appliance Platform

Automation Appliance Platform
A minimal Stored Purpose computer consists of two archiving hosts and an interface instrument running the following agent classes a.boot, a.nexus and a.archive.
Kernels
Kernels are minimal enablers that make it possible for the Operating System to run on each Instrument type. They provide an interface between logic and the underlying technology. Kernels must be very small and reliable.
Metacomputing OS
Currently, the Automation Appliance reference platform has no distinct operating system. Development requires a build of kernels, communications primitives, memory propagation, core agent templates, core knowledge, core technology and base instrument services.
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Automation Appliance - Overview

Automation Appliance Overview
The Automation Appliance (Automapp) is a metacomputer designed and developed in the United States by wJones. It was created as a reference platform for development of enterprise, factory automation and consumer product solutions based upon the Stored Purpose computer architecture, and is not offered for direct sale.
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Illustration: Efficient Homemaker

Efficient Homemaker
An executive who works half days on Fridays loves making cherry pies. She loves selecting cherries, kneading dough, caramelizing the sugar and butter when making a perfect crust. As a result, even in the limited hours she has available each week, she makes more pies than she or her family should eat.
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Illustration: Doctor's Office

Doctor's Office
A doctor chooses stored purpose metacomputer technology as part of an in home healthcare initiative. She installs a metacomputer host and terminals in her office as well as a beacon system that allows patient’s agents to register arrival when approaching the office.
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Illustration: Textiles

Textiles
A knitting club well known on Craigslist for selling beautiful sewing projects, decides to start its own textile company. They buy a metacomputer for the company with a nexus agent, a camera instrument and two weaver bots.

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Illustration: Transportation

Transportation
A family drives to a shopping area in downtown San Diego. They stop at a railroad crossing for an approaching train. When the train speedily passes before the car, another train breaks and waits. Mom works for Amtrak, so trains are a frequent family conversation topic. One of the twin teenage daughters asks, “Mother, could these two trains have collided?”
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Illustration: Littlebox Retail

Littlebox Retail
A teacher with an assistant agent goes shopping by car. He is interested in finding books and materials needed for an art project he will conduct with students.

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Illustration: Bigbox Retail

Bigbox Retail
In a Bigbox Retail establishment, an official store Greeter leads interactions with all guests to the location.
As each customer arrives in the store, they approach a registration kiosk and touch their personal mobile communicator and form of payment to a grey check-in display. This enables them to use their mobile device as a “shopping disk” for the length of stay. If they don’t have a communicator, they can pickup an in-store disk that looks like a small calculator.
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Illustration: Bigbox Retail

Bigbox Retail
In a Bigbox Retail establishment, an official store Greeter leads interactions with all guests to the location.
As each customer arrives in the store, they approach a registration kiosk and touch their personal mobile communicator and form of payment to a grey check-in display. This enables them to use their mobile device as a “shopping disk” for the length of stay. If they don’t have a communicator, they can pickup an in-store disk that looks like a small calculator.
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What is machine intelligence?

Questions and Answers
It is the outcome of seven processes: Store, Plan, Act, Sense, Pursue Goals, Understand, and Learn.
The processes act on a system’s Identity which is defined when an intelligent system is first instantiated. Identity is the “contextual space” covered by Intelligence. That space is divided into regions called Purpose. A Purpose could be, “Maintain the Grounds of Ashtin Hospital.” An intelligent entity could have multiple Purposes. Each Purpose is further divided into symbolic regions called Goals.
A Goal is a self directed graph that defines right and wrong for a region of Self. Goal Pursuit is the use of technology to re-align measured or predicted states with Self, i.e. right, when they are measured or predicted to be wrong.
For example, a lawn maintenance bot might store a Goal related to the height of lawn grass it is responsible for maintaining. The Goal would define right and wrong states of grass height, which could be between three (3) and six (6) inches.
Each Goal is saved in the basic information structure of Gia, called a Platonic Form, which stores, in an extremely brief format, a symbolic analog of the context, shape and causality of the Goal. The Goal Form also stores linkages to technology that allow a system to determine the state of it’s world relative to Self (i.e. sensors to detect if the grass is at the right height) and technology to realign Self with Identity when measured or planned states don’t align (i.e. if the grass is too high, a route from high grass to low grass, “./mower/grass/cut”).
Multiple Goal Forms can be combined to form a Purpose such as “Maintain Grounds.” The Purposes and Technology available to a system define its Identity. Within a system, Identities can be loaded and run in logical entities called Agents.
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How does an intelligent system work?

Questions and Answers
A Stored purpose computer works by:
Composing the Forms of Identity to a type of memory, called Plan,
Prioritizing, optimizing and propagating Plan throughout the metacomputer,
Acting and Sensing by way of contextual linkages between Plan and physical metacomputer Instruments at time Now/Reality,
Pursuing Goals to align Reality with Self,
Processing an Understanding of how each thing affects Plan, and
Learning from processing the coincidence of symbols measured but not in Plan.
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Will the roles of intelligent systems be similar to those held today by people, or primarily service oriented?

Questions and Answers
Systems will be service oriented. Intelligent systems were designed to assist and extend people in the workplace, not replace them. People and agents working together will make it cost effective for hometown factories to make elegant, long lasting, state of the art products, for pilots to fly planes faster and more safely and for cars to navigate through traffic more quickly using less fuel. People and agents together will more frequently align with higher value Purpose and better meet responsibilities at work and at home.
There will also be a second type of intelligent system, different from R2D2 and people, both of which share a simple exoskeleton design in which the brain travels with the body around a center of gravity. The new type of system will support multiple agent minds in a body, and span multiple Instrument device types linked by communications to form a virtual body. This type of system will be called a metacomputer.
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Stored Purpose Computer

Stored Purpose Computer
A machine apparatus and methods for creating and hosting intelligent agents able to perform automation services, methods for adding intelligence to commercial electronics and other elements of invention.

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Statement on Labor and Automation

Statements
On Feb 15, 1962, US President John F. Kennedy declared automation “as the major domestic challenge of the Sixties -- to maintain full employment at a time when automation, of course, is replacing men.”
Nearly fifty years later, a typical American worker made no product of labor. He shopped in malls and markets where except for groceries, medicines, financial services and easily copyable media, the goods he or she consumed were made in another country and often bought with money borrowed from the savings of citizens in another country.
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Illustration: Truly Intelligent Office

Intelligent Office
When I arrive at the office, automated security opens doors and climate control aligns with my last preferences at home. My work records are neat and orderly, in folders I didn’t organize. Before I've read an inquiry from a Customer, my assistant agent compiles research and prompts resolution options to my headset which I approve, silently.
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Illustration: A place for Stored Purpose computers in my practice?

Medical Practice
The lab notes the proximity of my patient, loads the scheduled imaging procedure, and illuminates the suite before we even press open the door. When scanning is complete, the results are displayed on the near HD display with potential anomalies highlighted for my review. After our consultation, my instructions are exchanged automatically with the pharmacy nexus and the patient’s assistant agent, helping to keep him on track with medications and exercise.
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Illustration: How could Stored Purpose computers help education?

Education
When we enter the classroom in the morning, the students' computers have all the handouts, assignments and references I scheduled for the day. My prepared presentations auto-play at the right time. The system knows each student's learning style and abilities and provides them with the smartly tailored subset of learning materials. Parents' calendars are auto-synchronized with scheduled trips, conferences and recitals. The system monitors student progress and provides me with a comprehensive report and recommendations...
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Smart Machines OK

Featured
Poll Finds Most Prefer U.S. Pair Smart Machines with Workers to Compete in Global Economy.



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Statement on Automation and Small Business

Statements
The face of small business has radically changed over recent decades as community designs have physically separated retail establishments from residential dwellings. Franchises have replaced most neighborhood based “mom and pop” shops knowledgeable of both customers and products. Remote manufacturing and operationally efficient distribution companies have replaced community based artisans and manufacturers. Intelligent Automation offers a path for a return of the artisan and the small retailer, as smart tools will enable even the smallest business to participate in a new model of coopetition as they become both customers and suppliers to the competition.
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What is an Intelligent Computer and What Do We Do?

Intelligent Computer
What is an Intelligent Computer?
Back in 1950, Alan Turing, the inventor of computer program logic, predicted that by the year 2000, people would build intelligent machines … computers able to think like people.
Before machines could be made intelligent, many inventions were required ...
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