Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Social artificial intelligence

Answer me, you, reader: is social intelligence a design pattern for artificial intelligence ? It is a simple thinking this one coming from me but, looking at human society, it seems a spontaneous association to use rules automatically establised between humans, the simplest among them, to rule animed pieces of abstracted information. it seems sometimes that given a model, to obtain more from that model, you have to put in the model more complexity, or make the model capable of more complexity. I 've been speaking for a while about active pieces of information, "behaving" like bees of a beehive, linking each others to build structured "experiences" as a part of their artificial life, to make a knowledge base. The rules that rule these infomation-bees are the basic rules of a society of individuals. Competition, physiological needs, natural selection, mutations, adherence to enviroment' changing, are the drivers to move a society into non a static group. It makes me smile, that is generally good as a consequence, but it is like to steal honey from the beehive, if we steal the decisions taken by the swarm of composable information units, while this swarm does its best to survive in a virtualized world made by a virtual machine, acting as an hardware abstraction layer to sensors and actuators.