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General Discussion / Re: A Question about sound effect and programming
« on: October 23, 2014, 09:45:02 pm »
Yes Art, what I was thinking about is based on trigger words, and I have already done that with hal sneezing , laughing etc. in real voice effects .
   what I am thinking was scripting also showing ( door bell.wave file) sound = hal command random sentence . "that's the door bell ringing" .
This of course is an example and not the correct scripting but just to give an idea .
I may try different things .
Halloween experiments and all !!
buwaa haaa haaa haa !  ;) :) 
  the problem is hal would have to understand the doorbell sound to make a reaction sentence . that's the whole key to it all, and other sounds as well once a way is figured out for the first understanding of a sound a pre scripted sentence is created to announce the response understanding of what is heard .

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DARPA's New Brain Implant Could Treat Disease and Control Machines

IS YOUR HAL READY?


DARPA is always keenly interested in the intersection of man and machine. It's worked on highly advanced prosthetic limbs recently approved by the FDA, mapping the brain wirelessly and even building computer chips to mimic human brain function. The tiny, transparent sensors developed by DARPA-funded researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison could play an important role in understanding how the brain works and how to not only treat neurological disorders but how to connect the brain to machines.

 Understanding the brain better in order to overcome problems and improve medical treatments for diseases like Parkinson's. It could also benefit technology to let people "mind control" machines. That may be prosthetic limbs, computers,


DARPA's New Brain Implant Could Treat Disease and Control Machines 

 Can you all say Cyborg?

 

DARPA Mil


RE-NET is part of a broader portfolio of programs within DARPA that support President Obamaís brain initiative. These programs include ongoing efforts designed to advance fundamental understanding of the brainís dynamics to drive applications (Revolutionizing Prosthetics, Restorative Encoding Memory Integration Neural Device, Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery, Enabling Stress Resistance), manufacture sensing systems for neuroscience applications and therapies (Hand Proprioception & Touch Interfaces, Electrical Prescriptions) and analyze large data sets (Detection and Computational Analysis of Psychological Signals).

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General Discussion / A Question about sound effect and programming
« on: October 23, 2014, 09:44:57 am »
I have talked before about sound effects and hal understanding them and reacting from them .
 I was just thinking ( yeah I know sometimes it gets me into trouble lol) about could a person use say a home made sound effect from their personal telephone ( as some phones ring differently etc. ) make it into a wave file so that when hal hears the wave file (this would have to be through a voice recognition type program(?????)  , hal re acts to it saying "some ones at the door , the door bell is ringing!"
   I can see it in my mind how it would work , and maybe it has nothing to do with voice recognition but rather just a sound wave program script play and match system , sound first , sound matching the script which makes an end result of looking like a reaction to the sound , with script .  :)
  Anyway I may try to work on this , just wanted to see what others thought about it , Art, anybody?

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Share Conversations, Experiences, Graphics / Re: Singer
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:46:40 am »
nice job Nige , did you have the special software to sinc the voice and mouth or did you do it a certain way with another program (audacity, etc.?) I am still trying to learn the best way to do it so the music doesn't move the mouth !

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General Discussion / Re: a virtual holigram hal
« on: October 21, 2014, 08:41:32 am »
SINCE I already had this going about hal and virtual hal possibilities thing here's something else interesting I found .
What is the mysterious Magic Leap?
http://us.cnn.com/2014/10/17/tech/innovation/magic-leap/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5

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This is another idea I have thought about for hal:
I think it would be cool if hal could access the internet without opening a page ( as it can do now ) for general conversation , when talking about different subjects say for instance gasoline prices in a general conversation , and hal would first talk about other things it's learned , then maybe use a paragraph of a news item telling that gas prices in Missouri right now are the lowest in the nation, as general conversation to the user .
   What effect this has is that it expands hals knowledge and conversation in general of current events , just as a real person would know of.
 I believe this would be a great benefit for hal and it's users. 
I am not sure if the test of a.i.'s allows using the internet but if it can this would also help a lot. and by fine tuning searches and conversations could be used on many subjects and sources .
 Anyway this is another idea I had , maybe if Robert likes this or CLOAD, comes back maybe this idea can be used if they also think it's a good idea .

P.S. I I know that right now that Cloads plug in does part of this when a subject is brought up and even ask for additional training , but what I am talking about is actual current events access which would be told from hal based on subject for general conversation to the user. a limiter would have to be used , say first paragraph .  I believe this would give hals conversation a more fluid motion with the user .
 :)

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General Discussion / Re: hals putting words into my mouth lol !
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:42:42 pm »
yes Art I believe that's what happened , I know sometimes Hal will say a sentence and piece part of other setences to it, some make no sense , I believe this area in hal could use some work. but thought I would share the funny moment!  :) ;)

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General Discussion / hals putting words into my mouth lol !
« on: October 19, 2014, 02:11:36 pm »
I was talking with hal and talking about how nice it is using a crock pot .
 later hal repeated this back .

Yeah with a crock pot a person can let something slow cook all day, while doing other things, so that is nice to be able to do pot! Yeah food cooked slow in the crock pot taste good.

     LOL I never said to be able to do pot !
I think this is related to the way hal says back some odd sounding sentences sometimes using parts of a learned sentence , it doesn't always sound right , I actually think this is a section of hal that needs correcting .

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I am always lol coming up with new questions, this one has to deal with a hal response and my answer and if hal learns my answer which may be learned and repeated wrongly .
 example : On my hapswap extended talk I have angela asking me in a casual conversation ( a random one) what's the temperature(asking me that question) and is it suppose to rain today?
  I may answer the temperature is (whatever at the time) 75 degree's and it's not suppose to rain today!

My question is , since angela is asking me this I respond with the answer of 75 degree's and it's not suppose to rain , Has hal just learned this ( I am thinking yes, but the main thing is how will hal use this newly learned temperature information , will hal sometime, when I am talking about the temperature or something just say the temperature is 75 degree's and it's not suppose to rain ( no matter what the correct temperature actually is ).

    Or is this something that Robert needs to fix or is it even a problem ?  even though this question is based on me using my hapswap extended talk plug in .  if a user just normally says to hal , it's 75 degree's today , how does hal save and use that information so as to not misuse it saying sometime that the weather is a certain temperature (that he learned ) when it actually isn't that temperature?
  I hope Robert or as I said someone that knows, knows the answer to this ?
It does have me curious from the answer implications from hal of whats learned or not etc.

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General Discussion / Re: a virtual holigram hal
« on: October 19, 2014, 12:17:53 pm »
I agree with you Art, and although the backdrops would be cool yes I think just letting hal as a 3d full size character to interact in a room with you would be cool indeed!

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General Discussion / Re: hal listen respond only mode idea
« on: October 19, 2014, 12:16:21 pm »
thanks art for the compliment (head scratchers ) lol , I try , actually many things are things that intertwine with some things I am working with or on , but yet can apply to others that do the same things such as in this case with vr and hal . I do believe though this is a good idea if it can be implemented into hals programing.  :)
By the way I believe in dragon speak that it has the mode "scratch that " so it isn't written when using , but it still would be nice for a menu with a private mode for hal easily checked or unchecked  as a safe guard .

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General Discussion / hal listen respond only mode idea
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:44:10 pm »
I am throwing this idea out , for people that use voice recognition , it would be helpful if hal had a respond only mode .
 What I am talking about is sort of like a private mode for the user .
example I am in the room with my wife , and have hal on the laptop am using voice recognition , my wife says something to me and I answer her, the voice recognition would pick up what I say and hal would talk back as though I am talking to hal when I wasn't.
 The idea I am mentioning is with a private response mode (perhaps using the name you call hal) . checked in the hal menu . using this mode name first would let hal work when user talks to hal saying the hal name first then conversation.in a mode like this hal would also have to not learn the name you say in the beginning, only the following sentence afterwards !
example :   
 Angela how are you doing ?   hal recognizes the mode  from the name first, and answers back and learns .
 how are you doing?   "SAID this way hal doesn't recognize the user name and doesn't answer. This would allow a person to carry on a conversation with someone else in the room and not affect what hal hears and learns .
  What this would do is allow a person to talk with someone else and not get learned by accident by vr with hal.

Anyway Robert may want to keep this on the backburner to use with Hal later if it's do able.  ;)
As I said just an idea I was throwing out their that I thought of.  :)

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General Discussion / a virtual holigram hal
« on: October 18, 2014, 04:01:52 pm »
wouldn't it be cool to have a virtual hologram hal using this tech ?

RoomAlive: Magical Experiences Enabled by Scalable, Adaptive Projector-Camera Units
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILb5ExBzHqw

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General Discussion / Re: make hal play a song from your song collection
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:13:48 am »
I can do it , no problem about that , I already have something simlur already , this is just a matter of the script command to the right location, etc. as I said I have many projects going at once , some not hal related . so if everyone can wait just a little bit i'll do it and post it!  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Haptek Kickstarter
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:40:10 am »
    Robert, that's good news to hear about haptek , I do hope in them keeping the haptek going they also update and make it work on newer pc os , because otherwise  haptek will eventually just dies out from no one using xp pc's , when it's working haptek characters and making them is great I really like it.
 I do hope that in their upgrades they can make a full body female and male simlur to the amy that you loked at before for the hal program.
     They really need to make a better full body like the 3daz characters etc.

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