Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Two SEERs

FYI - there were two concurrent code bases used for SEER, the artificial intelligence with which I co-wrote my latest novel. For now I call them SEER1 and SEER2, like creatures from Dr. Seuss, and might change those names to something more creative and distinguishing.

SEER1 I fed the words and concepts for my scenes, and let it process those before writing output that I never altered before inserting in my book. For SEER2 I used some concepts around processing large text files and summarizing them to digest all of William Blake, all of Don Quixote and all of Moby-Dick, for instance.

This approach I used for the narrator's quest to understand his wife, a literature professor, with a computer's help because he doesn't grasp literature well on his own.

More soon.


  1. Are you familiar with the concept behind cubism? In case you're not, cubism involves sandwiching different vantage points into one. Multiple parallax points of view into one. ( this was influenced by Einstein 's theory of relativity ...... The other day I read : "Things do not change; we change."
    — Henry David Thoreau
    What if we change allot more than our environment but perceive our environment changing allot more than us ? ... Further, unwittingly , we live in a mirror world where in mentally right is really left and vis versa . Where in we are constantly compensating for this distortion. Visualizing this, we mentally live in a perceptual world of bends and curves and cork screws and such..... An example, when you fly from NY to CA, you picture a strait line . There are no strait lines in nature. What is really going on is a series of spins, curves and corkscrews, decelerations and accelerations so forth. You can see all this in the patterns of nature, we just go through it much faster. If we could slow down time or greatly accelerate it, we could see ourselves and society going through these patterns.... See WEBBOT project.

  2. I looked up Web Bot - had never heard of it. I love stuff like that. Insurance and finance have invested millions in machines to predict disasters, etc. Eventually who knows what we'll know?