The Need for Funds
I need money to continue my research in artificial intelligence and fundamental physics. I've had a plan to establish a Rebel Science Research Institute and hire engineers and teachers to work on various research and educational projects. But that takes money, lots of it. At this point, I am thinking that the best way for me to raise the funds that I need would be to use what I've already discovered in my AI research to develop a marketable product. Probably the most useful AI product is an intelligent robot that does all your work for you. However, designing and building a smart and reliable robot is a hugely expensive undertaking. So this is out of the question, at least for the time being.
Chess and GO
I figure that there is a small but significant market for a chess program that can be trained to play progressively better games. There is an even greater market for a powerful computer GO program. GO is an extremely popular board game, especially in Asian countries such as China, Japan and Korea. However, the best computer GO programs are somewhat disappointing because they can only play at a beginner's level. Any GO program that can play a reasonably good game (advanced amateur level or better) would be a huge success. GO is the sort of game that cries for an AI solution because the search space is so huge that using brute force to search through it is a waste of time, even for a super computer. I reason that I could start with an intelligent chess program for the mobile app market (Apple, Android, etc.) and use the profits to finance the development of a GO program. Subsequent profits would go into forming the Rebel Science Research Institute.
I find myself in a sort of a quandary. Should I continue with my series on Intelligent Computer Chess or should I keep my understanding a secret for the time being and use it to develop a commercial product? You may not think so but I've already revealed a lot of crucial information about how the brain works, stuff that you will not find anywhere else. And my next post in the series will be even more revealing, as it will come close to letting the whole cat out of the bag, so to speak. Should I or shouldn't I? I need a little time to think about a proper course of action. Stay tuned.