Artificial Intelligence: What about space aliens and the software to communicate with them?

Ok, I should do a nice table here to show how C# compares to LISP, but I got off track reading science fiction related to space alien communications.   To get some ideas on intelligence and especially space alien intelligence, I went to Minsky, he wrote an interesting article on alien intelligence, asking questions such as:…

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Artificial Intelligence: Reflections on Turing’s "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"

  I have just finished reading “Computing Machinery And Intelligence” By A. M. Turing, and if you are thinking about doing game design, you need to read this article. It is humorous and fun to read, no math or symbolic logic symbols, clearly Turing was having fun when he wrote this. To find out how…

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Anticryptography

I just got my aluminum hat tuned up. Communicating with an unknown recipient is something fasinates me.  Strangely enough, there are a number of early branches of computer language design in developing artificial intelligence, as well as communication theory. One of the early articles, and it reads like one of the X-files can be found…

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Using Functions in C#

In the video that I have embedded in this blog post, I am restarting my blog and will work out the curriculum issues that I have been talking about.  Got caught up in the Imagine Cup, it all worked out really well for the team I am on, have to shout out for Cy Khormaee,…

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Interesting console game: Motorized Barstool

What does the motorized barstool have to do with this blog, nothing, except wouldn’t that make for an interesting game avatar? Of course I would never use a cleaver mechanism to attract the search engines by discussing drunks riding motorized barstools? Of course not, I just think that motorized barstools would be an excellent way…

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FUN: Use UML to map your great game idea design processes

  Use UML to help map your game design Use UML to help you build a map help you navigate your game design.  UML is often taught using a disciplined approach, and it might seem boring, but it is important that you learn how to use it correctly.  Many companies use UML for architectural approach…

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AI: Autonomous Avatars

I’ll admit it, WOW is fun, but I wear out after about 45 minutes, what a putz right?  WOW makes me think about the idea of autonomous avatars.  (And yes I know that I should start this thread with State machines, but let’s start with the avatars). These autonomous avatars motion could be broken down…

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WOW: Developing WOW applications using Visual Studio Shell

Daniel Fernandez with his usual genius has created a great application that you can download from http://www.codeplex.com/addonstudio that allows you to work with WOW, but use the Visual Studio shell.  This is a great way to get into programming and to have fun. If you are a teacher that wants to get students interested in…

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What is good subject material? Courts have made the decision

As you build your games, you need to think about the subject material.  The more appealing your subject material the wider your audience. Recently, the Los Angeles Times ran an article about “Parents issue warning about the Lost and the Damned” add-on for Grand Theft auto.  Apparently there was nudity in the game and this…

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Code Snippets: Again with the code snippets

Well the space aliens were asking me about code snippets again, and they were curious if they had to create a separate file for each of the code snippets and put them in the same folder, or could they put them all in the same file.  Then again, if you think that these space aliens…

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