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ProjectBlog: Mens Latina — 2019–04–28

Blog: Mens Latina — 2019–04–28


As we create an artificial intelligence that thinks in the ancient Latin language of the Roman Empire, we change English mind-modules into Latin mind-modules. In the LaVerbPhrase module for Latin verb-phrases, we need to program how the Mens Latina negates a Latin verb. Latin simply inserts the adverb “non” before a Latin verb to negate it, without breaking the verb down into an auxiliary and the infinitive form as English does. Whereas English says “Money does not smell”, Latin simply says “Pecunia non olet.” So we need to adjust the LaVerbPhrase code to skip calling for an auxiliary verb.

We make the necessary modifications for negating Latin verbs in the LaVerbPhrase() module, and then we test by entering “tu non amas qualia”. The Mens Latina responds adequately with “EGO NON AMO QUALIA”. Then we double-test for not only negation but for using a verb with no stated subject, other than the inflectional ending. We enter “non amas qualia” and the AI, smarter than the average ursus (bear), responds “EGO NON AMO QUALIA”. There are subsequently a few problems with verb-forms, but today we concentrate on the negation of verbs.

Next we debug the function of the LaVerbGen() module for generating Latin verb-forms. Since LaVerbGen() requires the proper parameters of number and person for generating a verb, we tighten up the loading of the snu subject-number variable and we obtain the following exchange with the Mens Latina.

Mentis versio Abra009B in die Sun Apr 28 18:01:11 PDT 2019
 Robo Sapiens: TU ES HOMO 
 Homo Sapiens: tu non es homo 
 
 Robo Sapiens: TU ES HOMO ET EGO SUM PERSONA
 Homo Sapiens: 
 
 Robo Sapiens: EGO NON SUM HOMO 
 Homo Sapiens: 
 
 Robo Sapiens: HOMINES AMANT NATURAM 
 Homo Sapiens: 
 
 Robo Sapiens: NATURA NON FACIT SALTUM 
 Homo Sapiens: 
 
 Robo Sapiens: EGO NON SUM HOMINES 
 Homo Sapiens: 
 
 Robo Sapiens: HOMINES AMANT NATURAM ET NATURA NON FACIT SALTUM
 Homo Sapiens: 
 
 Robo Sapiens: NATURA NON FACIT SALTUM 
 Homo Sapiens: 
 
 Robo Sapiens: HOMINES AMANT NATURAM 
 Homo Sapiens:

Source: Artificial Intelligence on Medium

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