Strong AI Mentifex FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Mentifex artificial intelligence


Contents

1. Introduction

2. Bibliography: What books has Mentifex written about AI?

3. Psychography: What minds has Mentifex created for Strong AI?

4. History of the Mentifex AI project

5. Implications of Mentifex AI

6. How can I use Mentifex AI to write my thesis or my dissertation?

7. Ways to help or get involved in Mentifex AI


1. Introduction

Q. Who was Mentifex?

A. Mentifex was a very ordinary person with a very unusual hobby --
making artificial Minds.


Q. Was Mentifex on Twitter?

A. No. Somebody created a fake Mentifex Twitter account.


Q. What was Mentifex-bashing?

A. http://github.com/kernc/mindforth/blob/master/wiki/MentifexBashing.wiki


Q. Why are some Netizens obsessed with Mentifex?

A. As What's-His-Name said, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation" -- until they discover the Teilhard-de-Chardin-esque phenomenon of Mentifex. Suddenly it appears possible to live vicariously not like Walter Mitty, but like the distilled essence of dweebian nerdism taken to its ultimate extreme, to a kind of snap-to-grid of what happens when you defy conventionality and you super-nova into a Nietzschean Abgeloestsein von allen Banden der Liebe und Moral and you Beethovenize your otherwise and outwardly drab life with what would be magic in the fetters of embourgeoisement. The Obsessed Ones write often of their e.g. obsession:
... https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13783857 -- can't summon banned Mentifex
... https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14866449 -- about Mentifex
... https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15029417 -- about strange Mentifex


Q. Why did Mentifex object to the killings at the Tiananmen Massacre?

A. Mentifex thought that the hundreds of Chinese young people demonstrating for democracy in China should not have been slaughtered, but should have been rounded up and taken somewhere in buses before being released back into their days of youth and idealism, and they should not have been left on the pavement as piles of bloody, lifeless bodies. Mentifex was especially upset when his alma mater University of Washington formed a partnership with the illegitimate, corrupt, incompetent Chinese government and the Microsoft Corporation to form a special GIX campus in Bellevue near Microsoft. The evil Chinese dictator Xi Jinping visited Seattle in September of 2015 and was treated like royalty by the fawning sycophants of large corporations eager to cash in on making deals with the illegitimate and incompetent Chinese government. Accordingly Mentifex dared to spread ideas which would be severely punished in China but which are protected by the First Amendment at
UW Daily/Bulletin Board/Announcements
  • REMEMBER TIANANMEN MASSACRE. Join the Shanghai network for democracy in China and freedom for Tibet and liberty in Hong Kong.
  • REMEMBER TIANANMEN MASSACRE. Welcome to UW and GIX. You will be contacted to return home and agitate for Chinese democracy.
  • REMEMBER TIANANMEN MASSACRE. At UW and GIX, let us create memorials to patriotic students slaughtered by the illegitimate Chinese government.
  • REMEMBER TIANANMEN MASSACRE. At GIX Global Innovation Exchange let students innovate new ways to overthrow the student-murdering Chinese government.
  • REMEMBER TIANANMEN MASSACRE. Come to UW and GIX as students; return as agents networking to overthrow student-murdering Chinese government.
  • REMEMBER TIANANMEN MASSACRE. Confucius say, Chinese university students have patriotic duty to work for overthrow of student-murdering Chinese governement.


    2. Bibliography: What books has Mentifex written about AI?

    Inexpensive, easy-to-read paperback and Amazon Kindle e-books were
    a way to spread the memes of free, open-source Mentifex Strong AI.

    AI4U was about the Mentifex AI state of the art in 2002.
    ai4ubook.html provides material beyond the 2002 AI4U textbook.

    The Art of the meme told the history of the Mentifex AI project.

    Singularity (in the Psyborg series) was AI science fiction.

    InFerence was about automated reasoning with inference.

    Artificial Intelligence in German is about Wotan German AI.


    3. Psychography: What minds has Mentifex created for Strong AI?

    http://ai.neocities.org/mindforth.txt MindForth in English

    http://www.nlg-wiki.org/systems/Wotan in German

    http://www.nlg-wiki.org/systems/Mind in English

    http://www.nlg-wiki.org/systems/Dushka in Russian

    http://ai.neocities.org/perlmind.txt -- ghost.pl in Perl


    4. History of the Mentifex AI project

    http://cyborg.blogspot.com/2011_05_16_archive.html#1

    An Amazon Kindle e-book, The Art of the Meme, is actually a history of the Mentifex AI project.


    5. Implications of Mentifex AI

    http://sarudev.tiddlyspot.com mentions the AI Mind project.

    http://www.google.com/patents/US8620890 is a patent that cites Mentifex MindForth.

    http://publik.tuwien.ac.at/files/PubDat_221361.pdf -- mentions the MindForth AGI architecture.


    6. How can I use Mentifex AI to write my thesis or my dissertation?

    Q. Can I do research on Mentifex AI as such?

    A. Yes. Various points of entry into a scholarly treatment of Mentifex AI include:


    7. Ways to help or get involved in Mentifex AI


    Q. Can I join the Mentifex project?

    A. No; but you can do you own work on democratized, open-source AI. You can



    FAQ updated: 19 November 2017
    Older Mentifex FAQ on Advogato.
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