Value of the Demonstration System
The TalaMind® Demonstration System provides a starting point and source code for further research, design, and development of TalaMind® and Tala®.
It illustrates how the Tala® language and TalaMind® architecture could eventually support human-level artificial intelligence within a prototype conceptual framework for natural language understanding, self-programming and higher-level learning, curiosity, imagination, mental spaces and conceptual blends, artificial consciousness, a society of mind, and nested conceptual simulation, as discussed in (Jackson, 2014).
It illustrates one way to implement the linguistic level of a TalaMind® architecture, using Scheme/Lisp in prototype software.
It illustrates one way the Tala® language can be processed at the linguistic level, using Scheme/Lisp in prototype software.
The TalaMind® Demonstration System v1.2 is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Licensees are free to copy and distribute the software, to modify the software and distribute modified versions of the software, under the terms of the License, without concern for royalties.
The software is written in the Scheme dialect of Lisp, using JScheme 7.2 and Java, both of which are available for free. The source code can be viewed and edited in a text editor such as TextPad. It compiles and builds without errors using Java jdk1.8.0_131 and Apache Ant 1.10.1. Earlier or more recent versions of Java and Ant should also work. For example, it compiles and builds without errors using Java jdk1.8.0_66 and Apache Ant 1.9.7.
This software was entirely developed with personal funding by Philip C. Jackson, Jr. Offering the software to AI researchers will facilitate developing a research community for the TalaMind® theoretical direction. The trademarks Tala® and TalaMind® have been created with a goal to support future development by a research community.