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This is the type of stuff is what I used to do all the live long day (doo-dah, doo-dah.)

Trying to process real-time information in a Complex Fitness Landscape using Frames or Scripts produces frustration, error, and not much else.  Modern software heuristics and paradigms deal with sets really, really well but are really, really lousy at anything that isn't in a set or cannot be reduced into a set.  The, odd but prevalent, notion anything that can be put into a collection or a group is - automatically - a Set doesn't help.  

Dr. Brachman the head of the IPTO at DARPA confessed as much several years ago when he flat-out stated computers do not know what they are doing and, on the current technological development trajectory, will never know what they are doing.  In order to stop funding the 'same old thing' Dr. Brachman started a series of BAAs (project requests) at DARPA IPTO where, in fact, they successfully funded the same old thing -- IN A SHINY NEW WRAPPER! -- which, of couse will make all the difference. <snark>

I keep close tabs on research in this area.  There has been nothing published that would lead me to believe the Swedes, French, Italians, & etc are any different.  (Direct experience, albeit 20 years ago, with British, German, and Swiss software companies are even more transfixed by Set Theory then here in the US.)  Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, of course.  But if there had been a breakthrough I would have seen evidence of it in other areas of - let's call it - qualitative information processing.  And, again, there is no evidence for that, either.

So, as a paid whore - uh - 'professional' with decades of expertise and experience -- don't worry about Robot Fighting Vehicles anytime in the near future.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun May 14th, 2006 at 04:30:28 PM EST
The Neuron is designed as a test platform for new technics. The Neuron will never be an operational plane.
Indeed very interesting what new stuff will be developed.

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 03:58:51 AM EST
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Interesting, in some dark sense?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 04:37:02 AM EST
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Yes, dark .... it's all about control, search and kill...
but also waste of (tax)money and resources and scientific research.  Saab, one of the partners in the project has 120 (no typo) engineers in France working on it.
Furthermore, some research for the project is done by university's (education-money).
In the weekend I met a Prof from the university of Leuven, department Telecom-research. I asked him if he knew about the Neuron: his answer : you are not supposed to know about.

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 04:47:45 AM EST
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