Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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Mark Humphrys - Research - Publications

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The World-Wide-Mind

This is a new idea for decentralising the work in AI by putting agent minds and worlds online as reusable servers.

Action Selection / sub-symbolic Society of Mind

My main work here is on models of sub-symbolic decision-making, or numeric Action Selection.

The Turing Test

I have written about a program of mine that "passed the Turing Test" in 1989.

AI in general

I have written some more accessible work on the past and future of AI. In reviewing the past history of AI, I take the line of non-symbolic AI as to why AI is hard. For the future, I believe AI is part of Cognitive Science, and is ultimately about ourselves and about immortality (rather than about, e.g. extinction, or building a race of slaves).

Computers and Internet

I have been a constant user of the Internet since 1987, and have enjoyed watching it grow up over that time.

I am interested in why people keep trying to make the Internet harder to use than it is. The Internet is full of incomers who don't seem to understand the medium - who think it is like TV and sites must grab attention - who think it is like CD-ROM's and it is all about multimedia - who cannot or refuse to recognise how slow it is. And who do not know what a hyperlink is, and certainly cannot imagine that anyone might ever want to link to them:

Object-Oriented Programming

This is work I did some years ago at IBM that I still get asked about. Note that this document was not an IBM confidential or internal-use document. Rather it was "unclassified" for public distribution to academics, the software industry, and any other interested parties. It was presented at the public "OO Symposium" conference at IBM La Hulpe, Belgium, in 1991, and was made freely available on the Internet (or via here) from 1991 onwards.

I am now experimenting in AI with what in the long run may be a more powerful method of re-use: leave the function at the remote server.

Hypertext and Genealogy

My main contribution in this area is to show how you can still draw an arbitrarily complex family tree by hand - in this age when everyone uses databases. All you need is a hypertext editor and a bit of discipline.

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