Monday 29 December 2014

Too Many Languages; Too Much Code; Too Widely Connected

The Cambrian explosion of widely used programming languages, D, Python, Scala, Go, Swift, R, Lua, and so forth, is prima facie evidence that computers must start to write code themselves; People alone can't handle the complexity. One approach to self programming is automated inference based on a logical language (e.g. Cyc from Cycorp). Others are problem decomposition, abstraction and chunking (e.g. Soar) and genetic programming. Finally, a very new, one is the "Neural Turing Machine". Imagine the power of combining these approaches.