Implementing Finite State Machines in Python with popmatches – Part 1

Introduction Chosing the right representation for your data is at the heart of efficient AI programming as we are reminded in the book edited by Daniel G. Bobrow and Allan Collins, titled “Representation and Understanding: Studies in Cognitive Science”. However, quite often, the good old list will do or at least is a good place… Read More Implementing Finite State Machines in Python with popmatches – Part 1

Some reflections on AI programming (coffee break history)

LISP and AI programming Lisp was conceived of as a language for symbolic computation and became the main “AI” language, especially for expert systems, NLP and other types of Pattern Directed Inference Systems. AI, at the time when the first LISP was implemented (John McCarthy 1960), was very different from the AI that is in… Read More Some reflections on AI programming (coffee break history)

The Parallel Rendering of Webpages

This presentation describes the hardware and software environment for experimenting with the Parallel Rendering of Webpages. The hardware consists of a cluster of Single Board Computers (SBCs) which run a number of application servers that previously ran in the cloud (RHC and Pythonanywhere). Each application server was associated with a single application which was either… Read More The Parallel Rendering of Webpages

POPLOG – teaching, research, and development

POPLOG is an integrated toolkit providing a highly extendable collection of languages and tools suitable for absolute beginners, advanced researchers and system programmers. POPLOG’s core language is POP-11, which was developed by Robin Popplestone,  a pioneer in the fields of machine intelligence and robotics. Thus, when the British government created the Alvey Programme as a… Read More POPLOG – teaching, research, and development