Sorry dudes and dudettes…school hit me pretty hard with Finals and then I bailed on making the other week’s machine. My bad.
Anyhew, the screen grew redundant with our AI now having speakers. So his frame was collapsed into the infinitely more portable incarnation that it is now. He can talk! He seems to like getting carried around a bit to look at what the other researchers are doing. The only “inconvenient” thing is his disk drive…it’s still rather clunky and non-portable for now.
Our Little Processor is growing up so fast! The Eyes have been mounted on top of the monitor while the machine has gained Audio! The two Floppys have been upgraded to 1 Disc Drive. While the Machine has advanced a great deal, it is still stationary, and relies on an external power source…
Sorry about the late post…Finals ate up a lot of my time.
Here we’ve got the fourth machine. The floppy drives have been expanded into a dual-drive setup, and our little AI now has eyes to see the outside world. Other than that addition and the adjustable “floating” keyboard”, he’s remained much the same.
Our Machine has made it to an old-school Desktop Computer! The BCD machine has been stripped allowing for more screen space, it also lost its battery power source, now it has become stationery requiring an external power source. With the extra power and room, the computer has gained a floppy drive! Now its able to store and archive data/conversations with its users! The keyboard is now fully built in and powered by the power source, freeing up the initial USB slots. While it may have advanced some, its still a very basic computer.
Sorry for being a tad late Dan. Don’t hate me.
Our AI has been given a rudimentary input and output system in the form of a repurposed USB keyboard and screen. It’s using very basic binary-to-ASCII programming for right now which results in the AI reacting to this much like a child would. This also has given it the side-effect of being very “proud” of it’s capabilities to the engineers, and every time it does a small equation or ASCII art it sometimes overloads it’s processors trying to blink and beep for attention.
One of the more pragmatic engineers decided to also give it a secondary screen of which it can express simple emoticons during conversation. This is both for the AI itself (learning to integrate it in human society) as well as the engineers (they’ve begun to treat the AI like they would a person).
Unfortunately, the draw of the optimized keyboard and the multiple screens has given it a somewhat short battery life.
>Hello World. :)
Housing a freshly manufactured processor, this AI lies in a womb-like state awaiting anything from power, sensory data, or an output of any kind. Not much more than a paperweight at present… but all manner of possibilities lie before it.
Dan will be updating on Mondays, I’ll be updating on Thursdays.