Doing more than reading? Are YOU developing your own AI system? A system where you can change anything you want any time you want? What it does, how it works and how it’s limited? I’m interested mainly in problem solvers. I want to say to an AI system: “here is some info about my (or any other) world”, “here are my objectives”, “What steps would you suggest to take in order to reach these objectives?”. The system should be open to any type of knowledge which can be described by words. Can we develop a powerful AI system which uses just regular text as its I/O? It’s hard to get meaning from regular English sentences but if we use some sort of dynamic form-based communication then it may not be as hard. I’m looking for a general way how to describe objects, their relationships and processes. Something like Chomsky’s thematic roles needs to be used to teach AI systems about particular processes. The system also needs to work with some sort of timelines when assembling solutions and exploring combinations of processes. The system can also get some knowledge from other systems (like CYC). Any comments? Are you developing something like that? Sorry if it's already discussed somewhere else on sciforums.. I'm a new user and I still did not have time to check all the other places here..