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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

 

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates generally to the field of artificial intelligence.  Moreover it pertains specifically to technologies that accomplish tasks given by a user that require teams of human workers to extract digital information from electronic devices and manipulate objects in the real world.  For example, the task of solving a crime includes dispatching detectives to collect information from the crime scene; and forensic investigators to analyze and process the evidence using a trinity of technologies.  There are some things involved in solving a crime that can’t be done inside a computer, but has to be done in the real world.  

 

2. Description of Related Art

Prior art includes the following products:  Google 3-d street view (Jan. 2008); Google Picasa, Google goggles, (late 2008); Google visual search on android phones (Nov. 2009), Google place search (Nov. 2010), Google search engine with meaning (2010 and beyond); Microsoft’s image processors (2007-2008), Microsoft bing.com (June 2009), Microsoft visual search for bing.com (Sept. 17, 2009), Microsoft kinect system (Nov. 2010). 

The products provided above are the evolution of artificial intelligence for the past several years.  It started with image processors that can identify objects, events and actions (2007-2008) and then it moved to their visual searches (2009), finally it evolved into a camera system, such as the Kinect system and the Droid phones (2010).  The next level is to build a universal artificial intelligence program that can drive a car, fly an airplane, steer a boat, control machines in a factory, cook food, or do janitor work.  In addition, these technology companies are interested in building search engines with meaning. 

Current search engines have no problem answering a question like:  who holds the record for growing the largest pumpkin?  However, when a user types in a question that require a little more research, the search engines fail in coming up with an answer.  For example, if you type in this question into the search engines:  what computer companies in Hawaii sells modem parts, accepts paypal as their payment options and uses FedEx as their mail carrier?, you won’t get an answer.  In 2010, I did Google searches on this task for 30 minutes and the search engine didn’t list any links that were helpful.  In fact, most of the links weren’t remotely related to the task.

The problem is that the search engines give lists of websites that are the most popular and are searched by many users.  When the search engines are confronted with a never before encountered search query, they can’t find the websites the user is searching for.

Another problem is that the search engines only “searches” for information on the internet, but doesn’t do complex tasks for users.  If you type out this task into a search engine:  “write an operating system that is better than Windows7 and download it into my computer”, nothing happens.  Windows7 took Microsoft 30 years to build and millions of human programmers were needed to write the software. 

Another problem is that the search engines are limited to analyzing, processing and extracting digital information from computers, exclusively.  They can’t control physical machines in the real world, nor can they manipulate physical objects in the real world.  For example, if you type out this task into a search engine:  “I want you to cook dinner in my kitchen and carry the food to my bedroom”, nothing happens.  The reason why is because the search engines can only search for digital information on the internet.

Yet, another problem was proposed by DARPA in Nov. of 2010.  They held a contest for any technology company or university to design and build an autonomous machine that can not only drive a car, but also fly an airplane.  The contest was held because no one has built such a universal machine yet. 

These autonomous machines do tasks based on the commands from a user.  An AI car is a simple autonomous machine.  What if the military wanted a software program to control a tank (4-5 human workers) or to control an entire Starship with thousands of human workers.  Even more complex is to build a software program to control an entire military, which includes:  robot soldiers, military vehicles, robot commanders, and robot intelligence officers.   

In addition, the latest operating systems are:  Windows7, Apple iphone 4S, and the android smartphones.  Despite their fancy names, these are "stupid" operating systems.  These computers can't do anything for the user.  For example, they can't make a poster, or find a cure for cancer, or write complex software programs or do college assignments.

The apple iphone 4S is the first attempt by the tech companies to build a computer that can do simple tasks for the user.  The new feature on the iphone 4S is the AI, Siri.  Siri is a personal assistance that can do simple things for the user, such as:  schedule your calendar, answer simple questions, and read/write email. 

 

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is called the AI time machine and it is a task engine that does complex tasks for users.  I’m trying to move away from a search engine and build a technology that can, not only, search for information online, but to also do complex tasks for users. 

The present invention is like “a genie inside a computer” that can grant any wish the user desires.  These tasks might include manipulation of objects in the real world, such as bringing people back from the dead or building a city or time travel or turning a 90 year old man into a 20 year old man.

I think the scaling issue must be addressed here.  The present invention can do a simple task, such as solving one crime case for the FBI; or it can do a complex task, such as solving billions of crime cases for the FBI.  In fact, the AI time machine has to accomplish “anything” the user wants.  One type of complex task for the AI time machine is to manipulate all objects on Earth.  An even more complex type of task is to manipulate all objects in our galaxy.  Yet, an even more complex type of task is to manipulate all objects in our universe.  Regardless of the complexity of the task, the AI time machine will structure intelligent robots (called virtual characters) in a hierarchical manner and divide the complex task into manageable parts for processing.   

The AI time machine has user friendly interface functions that allow a user to use any media to communicate with the AI time machine.  The user can give commands by speech, through a search box, through a fillable form, through a camera system that recognizes the user’s body movements or a combination of media types.    

Other capabilities of the AI time machine include controlling dummy robots or physical machines.  The AI time machine can control dummy robots in a sewing factory to mass produce clothing.  It can even control millions of autonomous vehicles structured in a hierarchical manner.  For example, an entire traffic system can be controlled by the AI time machine so that cars, trucks, vehicles, and traffic towers can run autonomously.                  

The AI time machine controls physical machines by generating ghost machines to control them.  For example, a car made in 1920 can be controlled by the AI time machine through a ghost machine.  A human ghost (which is a non-physical machine) is generated by the AI time machine to control the 1920 car. 

 

The distinction between a search engine and a task engine

A search engine searches for information on the web and output rankings of websites.  A task engine is an advance version of a search engine.  It does tasks for users and one of its tasks is to use a trinity of technologies (including search engines) to find information over the internet and recommend a list of websites.

To illustrate the difference between a search engine and a task engine, I will list 7 tasks that only a task engine can accomplish. 

 

Task: 

Task1.  Search for all companies in Hawaii that sells modem parts, that accepts paypal, and uses FedEX as their mail carrier. 

Task2.  I want you to write an operating system that is better than Windows7 (from scratch) and download it to my computer.      

Task3.  I want you to solve all crimes committed on Earth for the last 200 years and create a website to display the results. 

Task4.  I want you to disprove or prove all religions on Earth and set up a website to display the results.   

Task5.  I want you to bring back the world trade centers, the 4 planes, and the 3,000+ people that died on September 11, 2001.  Restore these target objects to the state they were in on September 10, 2001. 

Task6.  I want to time travel to November 12, 1941.  The target object is the entire Earth.   

Task7.  I want you to control all electronic devices or computers connected to the internet.  Write the words “hello world” on each electronic device’s screen. 

 

I want the reader to type out each task into a search engine.  Nothing happens when the reader presses the submit button.  The reason why is because the current search engines (2010) searches for information online and they don’t do complex tasks for users. 

The AI time machine is a task engine and it has user friendly interface functions that do tasks for the user.  All the user has to do is type out the 7 tasks individually into the AI time machine and the software will generate the desired output as quickly as possible. 

 

Task1.  Search for all companies in Hawaii that sells modem parts, that accepts paypal, and uses FedEX as their mail carrier. 

The first task requires a team of virtual characters to do research online.  Based on the research, the team will compile a list of possible websites for the user.  I actually typed this task out on google in 2010 and there were no websites that were listed that had links to companies in Hawaii.  I typed alternative sentences, but the websites listed were useless.  I had to manually pick up a phone book, call up tech companies and ask them three questions:   1.  do you sell modem parts.  2.  do you accept paypal.  3.  do you use FedEX as your mail carrier.  If anyone of these questions is answered with a no, then I can’t purchase the modem from them.  

After 2 hours of calling around, I finally found a tech company in Hawaii that had all three criterias. 

The AI time machine (the task engine) can do tasks that an individual human being or a group of human beings can do.  Doing research online require teams of virtual characters, each having human level artificial intelligence, in order to accomplish.  These tasks have to be done in the fastest time possible.  For example, I spent 30 minutes using the search engines to find tech companies that sell modem parts.  Then I spent an additional 2 hours calling tech companies.  That’s a total of 2 and a half hours of my time wasted trying to accomplish task1.  The AI time machine can accomplish task1 in less than 1 nanosecond.  The output should be a list of tech companies in Hawaii that:  sell modem parts, accept paypal, and uses FedEx as their mail carrier.        

The virtual characters are using search engine technologies (and other technologies) to do information gathering online.  They can do searches on search engines, take that information and use it on apps on an iphone, and use that information to write a document on a laptop.  This document was created by a team of virtual characters, each having human level intelligence, doing work using various technologies.        

 

Task2.  I want you to write an operating system that is better than Windows7 (from scratch) and download it to my computer.      

Windows7 took Microsoft 30 years to build and millions of programmers were hired to write the software.  The AI time machine can write a better operating system than Windows7 in less than 1 second.  The teams of virtual characters have to build the software from scratch.  That means they can’t use any pre-existing codes in their operating system.  They have to design the software, build the software and test the software based on common knowledge of computer science.

These teams of virtual characters will work together in a hierarchical manner or a business to write the operating system in the most efficient and fastest way possible.

 

Task3.  I want you to solve all crimes committed on Earth for the last 200 years and create a website to display the results. 

This task is essentially the same as the second task.  Teams of virtual characters are working together to accomplish a task.  In this case, the task is to identify all crimes and solve all cold cases from the FBI for the last 200 years.  In less than 30 seconds, a website will be created, containing all the knowledge of crimes committed on Earth for the last 200 years. 

The website will include all crimes committed, even those that were not reported to the cops.  Users of the website can search for any crime and the information will be displayed to them in detail.  Each case will contain the details of what, where, when and how a crime was committed. 

 

Task4.  I want you to disprove or prove all religions on Earth and set up a website to display the results.   

I used to have a friend in college and he tried to convert me to his religion.  2 years were spent arguing back and forth, me trying to disprove his religion, and he trying to prove his religion.  After 2 years of arguing I was convinced at some point that a god really does exist.  I looked around me and found out that there had to be someone that created the people, trees, water, sky and animals.  However, my friend didn’t convince me that his god was authentic.

All religions started in Earth’s past thousands of years ago.  In order to disprove or prove a religion, these virtual characters have to predict events that happened thousands of years ago.  They need to find out the frame-by-frame events that started a religion.  Let’s say that a religion is found to be false, the next step for these virtual characters is to find out who the original author of the religion is.  This person is responsible for creating the ideas for the religion.  Every book of that religion is tracked in the past in terms of who got a copy and who modified the scripts.  If the AI time machine does its job correctly, the original author will be tracked down and his entire life will be predicted, including what led that person to start the religion.

Let’s say that all religions on Earth are disproven, then the virtual characters have a bigger responsibility, which is to find out how the human race was created.  Who was responsible for creating DNA and all living organisms on Earth?

 

Task5.  I want you to bring back the world trade centers, the 4 planes, and the 3,000+ people that died on September 11, 2001.  Restore these target objects to the state they were in on September 10, 2001. 

The AI time machine can be used to control external atom manipulators to “manipulator” small or large objects in our environment.  For example, an atom manipulator can take a bunch of hydrogen atoms and combine them to form helium atoms.  Or the opposite can happen, whereby helium atoms are broken up into hydrogen atoms. 

The practical time machine is a technology that allows targeted time travel.  It allows a user to cut objects from Earth’s past or future and paste these objects to the current environment.  In this case, I am telling the AI time machine to bring back several targeted objects:  the twin towers, the 4 planes, and the 3,000+ people that died on September 11, 2001.  These targeted objects should be re-created to the state they were in on September 10, 2001. 

This task is very difficult to accomplish because a perfect timeline of Earth must be created first.  This timeline tracks every atom, electron and em radiation for Earth’s past.  Next, atom manipulators are scattered throughout the Earth to manipulate objects so that the targeted objects can be brought back from the past.

Some people might say that this task is impossible.  That’s what people said before the automobile or the airplane was invented.  The evidence that I use to prove my theories is something that everyone is familiar with.  Boiling water demonstrates the processes of breaking apart molecules and merging molecules.  The energy from the stove causes the water molecules in the pot to break apart into gases (2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom per water molecule).  When the hydrogen and oxygen atoms rises a certain point in the air, they combine together to form water molecules again.  This is exactly the behavior of the atom manipulator.  The technology uses energy to break apart molecules, move atoms, and combine atoms together.  The only difference is that the atom manipulator is merging and breaking apart atoms in an “intelligent” way. 

Let’s use another example.  The Earth, which is made from many types of atoms, was created from a cloud of hydrogen atoms.  Oxygen, helium, gold, silver, iron and so forth was created by a cloud of hydrogen atoms.  At the beginning, a cloud of hydrogen atoms existed.  These hydrogen atoms started building up energy and eventually created a star.  Next, the star got so hot that it exploded, causing a super nova.  Finally, the chaotic positioning of atoms and electrons caused the super nova to form galaxies and planets.  Within planets, metals like diamond and gold takes thousands of years to form. 

If you look at nuclear reactors, man-made atoms are created by controlling the temperature.  The atom manipulator uses the same type of method to change from one atom type to another atom type.  It is able to control the positioning of the atoms (the cooling process) and the amount of energy that is needed to merge atoms together (raising the temperature).  You can take a bunch of rocks and use the atom manipulator to turn these rocks into gold.  The only difference between the atom manipulator and the natural way of changing atom types is that the atom manipulator is merging and breaking apart atoms in an “intelligent” way.  Gold is created from rocks, but the process takes thousands of years and takes place deep underground.  The atom manipulator is simply speeding up the process by intelligently manipulating atoms and electrons. 

Task5 basically demonstrates that the AI time machine can bring people back from the dead and it can restore inanimate objects like buildings and bridges to its primal state.

  

Task6.  I want to time travel to November 12, 1941.  The target object is the entire Earth.   

This task is an extension from the previous task.  In the previous task, several target objects is the subject for time travel.  This time, all objects on Earth is the target object.  I want the AI time machine to travel back to November 12, 1941.  This means that all objects on Earth are subject to time travel.  When the time travel process is over, all objects on Earth will be exactly the same to the objects on Earth on November 12, 1941.

This means that people born after November 12, 1941 won’t exist and the people that lived in November 12, 1941 will be brought back from the grave.  The older people in the current timeline that existed in November 12, 1941 will be young again.  The entire current environment will be restored to its 1941 state, exactly.

 

Task7.  I want you to control all electronic devices or computers connected to the internet.  Write the words “hello world” on each electronic device’s screen. 

In 2000, a bunch of hackers went to congress to testify about the safety of the internet.  They claim that they can shut down the entire internet if they wanted to.  Shutting down the “entire” internet is a very difficult task to accomplish.  They can possibly shut down sections of the internet, but not the entire internet.  The internet was designed so that if certain nodes fail, it can rewire itself to other nearby nodes. 

The question I try to ask myself several years ago is:  is it possible to control all electronic devices connected to the internet in terms of its software and hardware?  These electronic devices include:  computers, cellphones, printers, servers, laptops, towers, cameras, machines and so forth.  When I say electronic devices I’m talking about all devices that make up the internet. 

I came to the conclusion that a software virus won’t be able to do this because the computers’ hardware can shut down the software virus.  Even a very intelligent virus won’t be able to cripple the internet. 

The only way to control all electronic devices that make up the internet is to build a “physical” virus that can manipulate not only the software, but also the hardware.  After brainstorming ideas, I came up with the ghost machines.  The ghost machines’ physical actions and intelligence is generated by the atom manipulator.  These ghost machines can be small like a ghost molecule or large like a ghost human.  They can manipulate any hardware or software of a computer.  They can block circuit gates, manipulate circuit gates, change data in RAM, block electricity flow or physically control the hardware. 

Imagine hundreds of tiny ghost machines inside a computer that work together to control the inner workings of a CPU.  The machine codes going into a CPU for processing is initiated by a user controlling a software program, but the ghost machines manipulate what data actually comes out of the CPU.  The ghost machines are actually controlling the software and hardware of the computer so that it does exactly what the ghost machines wants it to do.  For example, a bunch of ghost machines can go into a monitor and use the mechanics of the hardware to superimpose text on the monitor.  This text will read:  “hello world”.  If all electronic devices connected to the internet are controlled by teams of ghost machines, then all electronic devices’ monitors will have the text:  hello world, superimpose on their monitor.  The text isn’t generated by any software virus, but is generated by ghost machines that physically control the hardware to display the text. 

Shutting down the entire internet is quite simple.  All the ghost machines have to do is damage vital gates in a CPU or cut certain wires.  A human ghost can even take hot water and pour it on a computer to shut it down.  Users won’t be able to turn on their computers ever again.  The ghost machines have to do this simultaneously for all electronic devices connected to the internet. 

 

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