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Old 05-15-2019, 04:15 AM
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What does this artificial intelligence picture mean?


I have come across this picture that seems to be related to artificial intelligence:

https://engineering.uottawa.ca/sites...-newscover.jpg

Anyone has an idea what the layered circle in the middle means?
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:50 AM
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I'm an AI researcher and that graphic doesn't mean anything to me. It looks like some graphic designer's attempt at creating something abstract but "techy"-looking.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:28 AM
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Looks like the typical imperial data port that R2 would use to hack into.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:37 AM
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It's an early schematic for a duotronic circuit. Instead of binary logic, duotronics work on base 10 logic, that's why there's a circle with ten choices and a common, or base, connection.

Or it's the circuit for a HAL 9000 eye.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:47 AM
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An eye is the first thing that comes to mind. Like Arnold's in The Terminator.

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:50 AM
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It could also resemble the sectors of a hard drive: https://harddriverecoverylondon.com/...-with-data.jpg
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:19 AM
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It's an early schematic for a duotronic circuit. Instead of binary logic, duotronics work on base 10 logic, that's why there's a circle with ten choices and a common, or base, connection.
Richard Daystrom must be much older than he looked in the historical documents.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:03 PM
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I don't think it means anything in particular, and neither do the electronic circuit schematics on either side of it. I would interpret it as an abstract representation of something complex and enigmatic built up from electronic circuits, which isn't a bad metaphor for AI.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:06 PM
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It's an early schematic for a duotronic circuit. Instead of binary logic, duotronics work on base 10 logic, that's why there's a circle with ten choices and a common, or base, connection.
If someone's confused enough to be asking the question, I think we can assume this kind of humor will go over their heads, so I'll just say outright that this is a joke based on a reference to Star Trek.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:24 PM
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The word "abstract" is right in the title of the image. If you look at stock photos here, you'll see very similar ones that don't have anything to do with AI. It's just a techy-looking image.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:59 PM
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It looks to me like a load board used for IC test - with a lot of junk added.
Here is a picture of one.
The IC to be tested goes in the middle. The load board is circular so that all wires coming from the IC pins to the electronics are roughly the same length.
It doesn't like it has much to do with AI, and might be an artist's imagining of a load board. I've given artists pictures of wafers when commissioning a logo for an electronics conference, and have gotten back similar re-imaginings.
Nothing to do with AI as far as I can tell.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:26 PM
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For the record, here are some actual AI-related images:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Perceptron.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:C...al_network.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpr...el_english.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A...ed_on_FTJs.png
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