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What do you guys think of Entropica?
It's an AI system that works by trying to maximise the amount of entropy in the system that it's in.
For example, when controlling a cart that balances a stick on top, it deduces that if the stick falls off it will never be able to get it back on again, which would reduce the number of potential situations it could be in, therefore decreasing entropy; as it wants to maximise entropy it moves back and forth to balance the stick, without being directly programmed to do so. Pic related.
So far there's demos of it learning how to use tools, how to cooperate, how to balance, how to make money on the stocks, etc
Extremely Basic Research Proposal
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Professor wants us to write a research proposal in one night, just a hypothesis basically, but he is setting us up for failure, he said he will point out whats wrong with each of them tomorrow. If I had a week I could make a damn near perfect one, but no. He is rather arrogant too.
I wanted to do something with hydroponics and hydroponic gardening on a small scale. Variables I could test include the medium in which the plant would be some-what attached to, factors affecting pH, nutrients in the water, the water itself, air being pumped into the water (as in what is in the air), etc. but I have no idea what to do that is completely original (he says if my proposal has been researched before or a similar hypothesis has been made then he will throw out my paper).
So I'm stumped and need help.
Pls /sci/. Gibe knowladg plos.
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Hey Science, How many people here have heard of Copenhagen Suborbitals? They're a nonprofit organization aiming towards launching a person into space on their own time, budget, manpower and machinery. I personally think they're doing great work, and I can't wait for the day people are building satellites and rockets out of their barns and garages. Rock on, spacepunk. Rock on.