SCRUM: Microsoft Guidelines

If you are using SCRUM, likely you are using one of the excellent books out there to help with your understanding.  If you are getting started the link below is a good starting point: Links to SCRUM, less to more material: Brief briefing: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff731587.aspx Less Brief but more detail, and a must read before going…


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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Physics, Object oriented programming, Artificial Intelligence, Space Aliens and Students

Well with the post on communicating with space aliens, you might be thinking that I am having a mental health problem or I am channeling George Noory or Art Bell from Coast to Coast AM. The real reason is that I have recently completed Joseph Campbells audio book titled: Mythology and the Individual: Volume 1,…


Artificial Intelligence: What programming language should I learn to do Artificial Intelligence?

LISP? Visual Basic? VC++? C#?  Something else like SNOBOL or Flowmatic (just kidding)… I would say C#, my apologies to John McCarthy, see his papers referenced at his Stanford site, and also I quote from his excellent paper: “LISP-Notes on its Past and Future-1980” in this blog entry.  LISP is the classical artificial intelligence language, and…

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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…


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…


Practical use of Artificial Intelligence: Making Beer

Practical use of Artificial Intelligence: Making Beer In other articles I have discussed artificial intelligence in games and the cognitive types.  Another practical use of artificial intelligence is to use it to help in brewing beer.  An article (Threapleton and Wilson),  http://www.neurosolutions.com/resources/apps/beer.html, describes the use of neural networks and AI in the creation of beer. …


Game Design: Net Rumble in an academic paper?

  Check out this article, AWESOME!  Yes, Net Rumble is used to demonstrate a neural network type of artificial intelligence.  In an article out of UWA: “Interactively Evolved Modular Neural Networks for Game Agent Control” at: http://www.csse.uwa.edu.au/cig08/Proceedings/papers/8063.pdf So, not only can you create beer (see last post), you can also use existing code (net rumble)…


Need help understanding C#, admit it, this isn’t easy

I have been working with software forever, ok, since I was 16, and I am 55 now.  So why ain’t I rich?  It’s a long and boring story, so stay focused…Oh wait a minute, I am pretty well off.  Software is the way to make money.  But you got to be willing to LEARN on…

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