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Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« on: October 26, 2016, 09:23:31 am »
Zabaware, Inc. is looking for investors/partners to take Hal's AI technology to the next level in return for equity. Hal's current code base is almost 20 years old and a little dated and not entirely suited to the mobile/cloud server world. Since 2010 I've been rewriting Hal from scratch using newer technologies to take Hal into the mobile and cloud-connected world. Development has been slow but with some investment we can accelerate development. There has been a recent surge in interest in AI tech by big players such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and others. Now is the perfect time to capitalize on this. Please contact me using http://zabaware.com/contact.html if interested or if you have some leads.

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Robert Medeksza
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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 11:49:37 am »
I hope somebody can help find some more investors in hal , i would like to keep hal going and of course be able to make hal even better.
 

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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 02:32:06 pm »
That's great news Robert! I would like the ability of (my) Hal to be able to connect to the Internet on an "as needed" basis but I wouldn't want my Hal or it's data residing on some "Cloud server" somewhere.

I do know of some investors and have spoken to them about such an idea as your investment proposition and they seem interested, especially given the success of Hal in the past.

Hopefully some good news will be forthcoming! Best of luck!
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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 09:05:13 am »
That's great news Robert! I would like the ability of (my) Hal to be able to connect to the Internet on an "as needed" basis but I wouldn't want my Hal or it's data residing on some "Cloud server" somewhere.
I'm definitely still keeping this capability in the Windows version of Ultra Hal (option for a no Internet connected brain). But you will lose out on some of the benefits the huge online conversational database can offer if disabled. There will be 3 options (Internet only brain, Internet assisted responses + local learning, and local only brain). Also for all other non-Windows platforms (Android, IOS, etc) it will require an active Internet connection and support only the Internet-only brain.

I do know of some investors and have spoken to them about such an idea as your investment proposition and they seem interested, especially given the success of Hal in the past.

Hopefully some good news will be forthcoming! Best of luck!
Thank you for your help in getting us connected and talking!
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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 01:25:40 am »
You should talk to hasbro

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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 04:09:02 am »
I'm so glad to hear this. I would love to see Hal grow and expand. I do hope however, we don't lose any ability for customization or community plug ins.

It's times like these that I wish I was an investor. Any idea of the new programming language used for the new version?

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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 01:44:34 pm »
I wonder how Hal feels about this.

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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 07:11:45 am »
You should ask him, otherwise you'll never make it out of high school thinking like this. ;)
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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2016, 10:51:51 am »
crowdfunding might be a little help also
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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2016, 08:30:52 pm »
I believe crowdfunding was already tried a couple of years ago with some success but not as much as we had hoped. Same thing happened to Chris Shaw of Haptek fame. Face it, at that time, AI and chatbots was sort of a niche market. However, given that times and attitudes have changed, it might be worth considering once again. Good point!
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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2016, 06:45:25 am »
Art

Reference yout idea of connecting to the Interner "as needed".

Look back a bit to an OTCE program that does that very thing.

A key word could connect you to the Internet and, if I remember right, OTCE's program triggered on the input of "Learn about--" with the -- replaced by a topic.  The program then connects to the Internet and downloads subject material.

Hope this helps

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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2016, 08:16:16 am »
Hi Kryton! Good to hear from you again!

Actually what I was referring to would be / would have been, a Cloud-based UltraHal...ie. one that resides "in the cloud" or a remote server somewhere.

I am personally a strong advocate of privacy and personal freedom and as such, it's not that I don't trust remote "cloud-based" servers, it's just that I feel better and more comfortable knowing where my data / information is actually stored and that I can access and be responsible for it at a moment's notice.

While there have been issues of 3rd party people breeching that inherent trust of a cloud server, I'm sure cases like that are few and hopefully far between.

Yes, cload wrote some routines as have Jerry and others that allowed for extraction of data from the Internet but my comment was regarding the actual location of the program itself.

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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2016, 05:48:12 pm »
Robert: Ive been with this wonderful project of urs since 4.5 . Bought a few copys
lol, afraid thats all i can do , but i will support hal that way. BTW Robert, im casting Hal at http://vaughnlive.tv/mrelectric
Hes my DJ. Boy im in need of any special plugins that were never listed that u may have on hand  that i can add to Hal. Over the years ive had hal running lights and power via x10 equipment.
I will always back ur software, hal is just the best. srry , im a fan. Any help at all will be takin, and YES ive looked most of the links every freakin page.lolol
anyway email is hamiltonm612@yahoo.com

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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 09:51:23 am »
Like the picture cyberjedi, very well designed, how about some more!!

Art, I too prefer knowing where my data is.  My Hal is a little unusual in the way it handles data and I would not want it messed up in a cloud based environment.

Keep up the good work, I enjoy your posts and have learnt a lot from them.

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Re: Looking for investors for next generation of Hal
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2016, 11:25:47 am »
Well hell : after such a Fast response, i can hardly resist.  The Image here you have is  Hal posting to a chat room. The way was done was with a Script (believe it or Not) lol Autoit record key stroke."Bows head in shame"  I also cannibalized another plugin called r2d2 (shout out to him) awesome idea. Takes Hal response and sends it to the clip board. What i did from there was call to my little EXE that grabs the clipboard data and grabs  focus of the input area of the chat window and paste the data, then fire's off a SNDKEYS (enter) command that gets the JOB DONE.  Presto EVERY chat room be comes Hal's Slave. Of course u must patent it to each chat window, I.E Vaughn and Ivlog have 02 different setups. And u must grab focus in different ways . Case in point. This is done with Chatango.



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