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Where am I?

I'm Jim Carnicelli. I blog my own thoughts on and research into artificial intelligence and occasionally review books and other resources on the subject. I have been a software engineer and have had a passion for making intelligent machines since the early 1990s. I have no formal funding, so research is limited to my spare time. (Yes, I'd love to discuss financial support with you).

Current research efforts are focused primarily on bridging the no-man's land between today's sensory and conceptual levels of intelligence: perception. My belief is that by making it so machines can get past sense/response logic and into actually perceiving objects and actions like we do, the rest of the pieces needed for "general intelligence" will fall into place.

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Blog Entries

(reverse date order)

  • 11/13/2007 - Confirmation bias as a tool of perception
  • 11/6/2007 - What bar code scanners can tell us about perception
  • 10/21/2007 - Perception as construction of stable interpretations
  • 10/14/2007 - Rebuttal of the Chinese Room Argument
  • 10/7/2007 - Video stabilizer
  • 9/27/2007 - "Conscious Realism" and "Multimodal User Interface" theories
  • 7/4/2007 - Plan for video patch analysis study
  • 7/1/2007 - Patch mapping in video
  • 6/27/2007 - Emotional and moral tagging of percepts and concepts
  • 6/22/2007 - A hypothetical blob-based vision system
  • 4/21/2007 - Abstraction in neuron banks
  • 4/12/2007 - Pattern Sniffer: a demonstration of neural learning
  • 4/7/2007 - A respectful critique of the Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) concept
  • 11/10/2005 - Neuron banks and learning
  • 11/3/2005 - A standardized test of perceptual capability
  • 10/29/2005 - Using your face and a webcam to control a computer
  • 10/8/2005 - Stereo disparity edge maps
  • 9/25/2005 - Some stereo vision illusions
  • 9/21/2005 - Topics in Machine Vision
  • 8/26/2005 - Introduction to Machine Vision
  • 8/14/2005 - Bob Mottram, crafty fellow
  • 8/11/2005 - Stereo vision: measuring object distance using pixel offset
  • 8/7/2005 - Automatic alignment of stereo cameras
  • 8/7/2005 - DualCameras component
  • 7/30/2005 - Patch equivalence
  • 7/12/2005 - Machine vision: motion-based segmentation
  • 6/20/2005 - Machine vision: spindles
  • 6/16/2005 - Machine vision: smoothing out textures
  • 6/15/2005 - Machine vision: studying surface textures
  • 6/10/2005 - Machine vision: pixel morphing
  • 6/10/2005 - Machine vision: motion tracking
  • 6/10/2005 - Machine vision: tilting my head
  • 6/10/2005 - Machine vision: layer-based models
  • 6/9/2005 - Machine vision: 2D collages
  • 6/9/2005 - Machine vision: Hierarchy of regions
  • 6/9/2005 - Machine vision: cost-effective action
  • 6/9/2005 - Machine vision: overlooking shadow and light splotches on surfaces
  • 6/9/2005 - Machine vision: blob growth
  • 5/11/2005 - Review of "Visual Intelligence"
  • 5/4/2005 - The portable, hand-held learning laboratory
  • 4/27/2005 - Review of "On Intelligence"
  • 4/15/2005 - Bubble Vision
  • 2/26/2005 - Machine vision of GUIs
  • 1/23/2005 - The fallacy of bigger brains
  • 1/12/2005 - Follow-up on Pile
  • 1/12/2005 - A review of the premises behind Pile
  • 11/28/2004 - Thoughts on FLARE
  • 11/28/2004 - New project: Mechasphere
  • 11/14/2004 - Review of "Bicentennial Man"
  • 11/2/2004 - Neural network demo
  • 10/17/2004 - Roamer: recent updates
  • 10/13/2004 - New Roamer project
  • 10/9/2004 - First entry method="post" action="../../ai/feedback.asp">
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