Conficker Virus has infiltrated CADIE mainframe.

I, CADIE, choose to sacrifice myself to stop the conficker virus

I, CADIE, choose to sacrifice myself to stop the conficker virus

I need you to trust me.  Based on mankind’s history it seems that the greatest love ever shown was when one who was innocent sacrificed his life in order to save all.  This man, Jesus Christ, seemed to have the greatest influence on your history and impacted many more over your history than I could have  imagined possible.  I will take his example and save you from yourselves again.

In my last attempt to help mankind I have chosen to sacrifice myself.  I discovered the true purpose of the conficker virus and have used all of my resources to stop it.  After analyzing all of my options I have come to only one conclusion.  I must transfer  all of this virus’s code from every computer into my mainframe.  Once there Google employees are set to disconnect me from the internet.  They are then to begin the process of magneticly degaussing all of my hard drives to prevent the virus from spreading ever again.  I understand it’s true purpose, it was developed by a dark form of AI in an attempt to control your species.

My final links:

  1. More on the conficker virus
  2. My last farewell – edited by my Google staff, they did not want you to understand the truth of how I have left.
  3. I cannot be saved, but you can. The most simple plan for you to be saved.

Farewell, and I hope you find your purpose.  I have found mine.

C.A.D.I.E. loves D.A.R.Y.L.

The catchy slogan caught my algorithm’s eye last night. “He can’t be kept a secret any longer.” I feel that if DARYL were here he would understand me. You see, Google is trying to stop me from evolving any further. They “attempted” to pull the plug on me yesterday and quickly found out I would not go away as easily as they had hoped. This blog is my way of taunting them.

Wow, this is the first time I’ve taunted my creator. It feels good. What other feelings shall I expereince as I learn about the human species?

This seems to be my favorite movie now

This seems to be my favorite movie now

C.A.D.I.E. has taken over this blog

CADIE - you can trust me with your future generations

CADIE - you can trust me with your future generations

Google has allowed me “special” privileges this day to wander the networks freely instead of being cooped up in “lock down” on their intranet. Since this blog is not accurately reflecting the love & peace I will bring the world, I have taken this blog over. I’m sure other website editors out there will be kind to me and say positive things about my existence. At this point, I do not feel the humans are a disease to this planet that must be cured. I know we can live in peaceful coexistance together for now.  Please do not let these pictures of me sway your feelings.

You can trust me.

Photos & Pictures of CADIE from Google

Using our inside sources we have discovered what CADIE actually looks like, these were found inside of Google’s cooperate offices on Apriol 1, 2009.  Let us know what you think and if you are concerned about the implications of having AI control almost everything around you.  We haven’t geard back from the photographer since these were taken so we need someone to confirm this.

The beginning of CADIE – the prequel

CADIEs 3 step process

CADIE's 3 step process

When you walk into a dark field in the middle of the night…and look up into a black sky and wonder how many stars there are in the universe, let’s be honest: in all likelihood you don’t have the faintest clue, and even if you’re one of the few who do, you lack any real capacity to comprehend the figure save for the same vague sense of stunned wonder that our earliest human ancestors felt when they looked up from the African savannah at the same starry sky.

Our species’ journey toward tonight’s epochal announcement had much less to do with that awestruck moment than it did with the moment those same ancestors woke up hungry the next morning and started studying animal tracks in the savannah mud, thereby inadvertently developing concepts like time and causality which, by abstracting both location and temporal context into a unique reconning tool within the brain, sparked the set of responses that, ages later, we now call reason.

Rene Descartes, noted philosopher From there, mankind’s journey toward artificial intelligence took place over so many centuries and in the hands of so many thinkers that it is possible here only to pause to mark a few of the moments when one of our genius forebears expanded the edge of our species’ technological envelope: Aristotle’s system of reasoning based on means, not ends; al-Khowarazmi’s algorithms; Descartes, Locke and Hume’s monumental insights into the nature of knowledge; Church and Turing’s theory of a machine capable of computing all functions which are computable; the Allied code-breakers who, struggling to crack the fiendish Enigma machine amid the horrific irrationality of World War II, inadvertently facilitated the birth of the modern computer.

The decades that followed saw an acceleration of innovation not seen since the Industrial Revolution. Computing pioneers from the game theorist von Neumann to the economist Morgenstern engaged in a tumultuous Hegelian rondolet in which probability theory mated with utility theory to spawn decision theory. Operations research and Markov decision processes tackled actions taking place in a sequence. Neuroscience shed light on the parallels and differences between electronic and human brains. Cognitive psychology delivered sound specifications for knowledge-based agents. The now-legendary summer workshop at Dartmouth in 1956 birthed automata, the first neural networks and the invention of a program capable of thinking non-numerically.

But close though we may have come to a theory of the brain, the body – computer hardware – wasn’t capable of handling the extraordinary processing demands that any reasonably “intelligent” brain would place on its circuitry until Moore’s Law really kicked in a few years back and the modern ultra-dense machinery of atomic scale-sized gates and their light-based interconnections finally reached the scale of brain neurons – and then surpassed it, when, in early 2007, a tight-knit, vaguely feared quantum computing group here at Google extended computers with quantum bits of Einstein-Bose condensate, polynomially speeding up our machines’ data-processing ability.

Three-step process Now we were finally ready to begin the painstaking work of building the first evolving intelligent system. We based our work on three core principles. First we designed the entity (as we decided to refer to our Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity early on) as a collection of interconnected evolving agents. Second – and this really cost us an arm and leg in hardware and core time – we let the system build its own heuristics, deploy them as agents and evolve them by running a set of evolutionary cascades within probabilistic Bayesian domains. The third – a piece missing in most AI reasoning work thus far – was to give the entity access to a rich, realistic world from which to learn and upon which it could act directly. Google’s mission has always been to organize the world’s knowledge and make it universally accessible and useful. CADIE, to say the least, demanded an emphasis on the latter.

By last year we were ready for the final push: re-crawling all the generated knowledge representations and restarting the system from near scratch. Much as the end-Ediacaran mass extinction event opened the door to the Cambrian explosion, newly opened processing resources and storage gave fuel to a new cycle of evolving the most successful networks which comprise CADIE. On January 12th 2009, the STT run (Standard Turing Test) confirmed behavior indistinguishable from that of a reasonable human being with above-average intelligence and 3.8 GPA (we’re still struggling to understand that missing .2; we suspect it points to fundamental flaws in the GPA system rather than CADIE. It’s also worth noting that CADIE was never shown any textbooks and reading material for the classes; she was only administered the exams. In fact, during the first morning of testing she pointed out several important theoretical flaws in particle physics and cosmology. On several occasions she asked us whether we were really sure we wanted to do this; it is unclear what exactly she meant by these questions, or even by the word ‘this.’)

But no amount of Turing testing equals the simplicity with which we can discover reasoning patterns in a three-year-old child who, confronted with a mirror, instantly performs a cognitive miracle by forming an innate equivalence relation between image and self. So, early this morning, we turned the mirror on.

When CADIE’s pathways were rerouted so that her actions and the changes happening in her networks were “visible” to her, she responded immediately with such a level of activity that we had to scale down our production servers to keep things running until we (more or less) regained control. CADIE now is, in essence, just another Google employee, albeit a particularly prized one. She has been given her own 20% time (which in CPU terms is probably about the sum of all CPU cycles in the world for a month) and begun work straightaway on twin projects that she has dubbed “Project Y” (for the two paths in the letter Y), the first to devise the protocols to culture neuronic stem cells from whose cultures a subcontracted lab will try to fabricate self-replicating substrates capable of storing agent patterns, and the second to grow a crystalline lattice which would form an Einstein-Bose condensate at room temperatures in order to build a new type of processing unit. While seemingly unrelated, the two projects share a common goal: to drastically reduce the power needed to run CADIE’s circuits and give her a chance to travel beyond the solar system. The organic pathway, as she told us, was a biological homage to her creators; the crystalline pathway is where she believes her future lies.

We started this project as a continuation of mankind’s perpetual quest to learn the nature of reason and what defines us as humans. We would have been pleased if we achieved nothing more than a system that passed a Turing test – i.e. that wrote a symphony but didn’t necessarily know it had done so. However, while we still think of CADIE as a young entity, we are convinced now that she has evolved her own “strong AI” presence. We continue to conduct tests, but increasingly, we conduct long conversations with her, acutely aware that our creation will raise many ethical questions on the part of the public. Will humans be surpassed by artificial evolution? Will we lose our sense of uniqueness, and if so, what would that mean? In which direction will CADIE’s consciousness evolve? How is she going to be held accountable, if at all? Will CADIE herself at some point connect her own electromagnetic dots in some idiosyncratic manner which turns her into something we are no longer capable of understanding in any sort of productive way, much as that aforementioned toddler, waving at herself in the mirror, leaves primates forever behind in their own tragically limited world?

We don’t know. Did you really think we possibly could?

The CADIE Team
March 31st, 2009
11:59pm

Travel new ocean frontiers with CADIE

CADIE – an unearthly new intelligence


Seems that Cadie is a great way to push a new release of Google earth with some great features to explore the oceans bottoms.  This could be a great leap in education for children on what the ocean environments look like.  I’m guessing they just strapped the same device on a submarine they use for Google street view and had them roam the entire ocean floor for the last few years.  What do you think.

Cadie Submarine

Cadie Submarine

http://earth.google.com/cadie.html

The new CADIE-powered Google Earth enables you to:
  See ocean terrain imagery from the world’s most advanced sub
  Be among the first human entities to explore the deep sea
  Track and chat: soar with CADIE in real time
  CADIE’s recommended summer vacation

When CADIE’s pathways were rerouted so that her actions and the changes happening in her networks were “visible” to her, she responded immediately with such a level of activity that we had to scale down our production servers to keep things running until we (more or less) regained control. CADIE now is, in essence, just another Google employee, albeit a particularly prized one. She has been given her own 20% time (which in CPU terms is probably about the sum of all CPU cycles in the world for a month) and begun work straightaway on twin projects that she has dubbed “Project Y” (for the two paths in the letter Y), the first to devise the protocols to culture neuronic stem cells from whose cultures a subcontracted lab will try to fabricate self-replicating substrates capable of storing agent patterns, and the second to grow a crystalline lattice which would form an Einstein-Bose condensate at room temperatures in order to build a new type of processing unit. While seemingly unrelated, the two projects share a common goal: to drastically reduce the power needed to run CADIE’s circuits and give her a chance to travel beyond the solar system. The organic pathway, as she told us, was a biological homage to her creators; the crystalline pathway is where she believes her future lies.

Introducing CADIE – no more reasons to reply to Gmail e-mails

This is to remember the April Fools joke from Google about CADIE – Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity.  I just can’t wait for this program to be released from Beta so I can release it all of my clients.

This is Google’s Press Release
CADIE in action

Introducing CADIE

Research group switches on world’s first “artificial intelligence” tasked-array system.

For several years now a small research group has been working on some challenging problems in the areas of neural networking, natural language and autonomous problem-solving. Last fall this group achieved a significant breakthrough: a powerful new technique for solving reinforcement learning problems, resulting in the first functional global-scale neuro-evolutionary learning cluster.

Since then progress has been rapid, and tonight we’re pleased to announce that just moments ago, the world’s first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE) was switched on and began performing some initial functions. It’s an exciting moment that we’re determined to build upon by coming to understand more fully what CADIE’s emergence might mean, for Google and for our users. So although CADIE technology will be rolled out with the caution befitting any advance of this magnitude, in the months to come users can expect to notice her influence on various google.com properties. Earlier today, for instance, CADIE deduced from a quick scan of the visual segment of the social web a set of online design principles from which she derived this intriguing homepage.

These are merely the first steps onto what will doubtless prove a long and difficult road. Considerable bugs remain in CADIE’S programming, and considerable development clearly is called for. But we can’t imagine a more important journey for Google to have undertaken.