Daniel Burke

A.I. systems developer,  Engineer.

Artificial Intelligence.

 Intelligence is what makes humans special. with it we rule the world and will go to the stars. My purpose here is to find out how intelligence works and build some software that provides evidence for my ideas.

My definition of intelligence is : Intelligence is the use of knowledge to gain advantage and avoid disadvantage.

 This means that any intelligent system must have knowledge and must have a means to assess advantage along with desired goals. In order to achieve this I believe we need sensors so that a system has a feedback loop in order to assess advantage. This feedback loop is what we call consciousness.

I have been working on my current bot Aidan for a while now it only came tenth in the Lobner Prize this year. You can download a copy here. Aidan-install. I will be adding to it over the next few months.

I like to try out new ideas at the Loebner and so I am currently working on new ideas for next years competiti0n.

Adam was my entry to the Loebner prize (2012), It came third which I was pleased with considering it was my first serious entry.  Adam was a standard keyword response system in that it scanned for certain words and responded. Adam had a variety of responses for each found set of keywords and had a few tricks such as a personal history and it made mistake like people do.

All software is virus and spy-ware free and designed for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. I have not tested it on Windows 8. If you get any problems you can contact me by Email.




Machine Translation.

There are too many languages in the world. How wonderful it would be if we could all talk to each other in a single language.  Machine translation would be a fantastic tool to break down the language barriers. True automated translation is still a dream but there has been some progress such as Google Translate.

I am very interested in this field and have written some applications to test out ideas and techniques, they can be found here. 

current research in machine translation

How many languages

Statistical Machine Translation