Are the robots we create alive?

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This reminds me a lot of Plato's forms.

Voidious03:38, 27 February 2013

I assume Gilgalad saves some data to file, so it could actually behave differently on different computers when in exactly the same situations?

Sheldor05:02, 27 February 2013

Well, it's Aristotelian rather than platonic, but they are similar... One big difference is that Plato considered the forms to exist in themselves and the objects "shared" in the form. Sort of like a tree and it's shadow. The tree would be the form and the shadow would be the objects. With Aristotle it's more like abstract classes. You can't instantiate an abstract class (forms don't exist in themselves), but you can "share" in them (inheritance).

As regards Gilgald, no, no data files. But if it did, I wouldn't consider that the same situation since Gilgalad's classifications depend on previously collected data.

AW02:42, 28 February 2013

You might be able to gain a few tenths of an APS point in the next version of Gilgalad by adding data saving.

Sheldor15:59, 7 March 2013