Earth Date - 2012.343

Music in 2013 has just gotten brighter (not sound-wise, but genre wise), in the U.K. Meet AlunaGeorge. Or Aluna Francis and George Reid. A U.K.-based electro-R and B group that has a uniqueness as well as some familiarity. Look for them to be in some music festivals in the U.S. and Europe next year. "Your drums, your love" is their latest single out now and Aluna's voice provides a Sade-esque front to the backdrop of the drum and base of George's electronic beats. To me, it's like they grew up with Timberland and Babyface and put electronic beats to Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, or any of those 90's R and B acts. (and that is not far-fetched as they are in their early 20's.) They are a group to watch out for. Take a listen at their link below.


The last post of this Earth Week (#48), is the future language(s) of Artificial Intelligence and what might A.I. use while calculating and memorizing. FORTH is a language that addresses this issue as well as other languages that is either based on logic, Alan Turing's test, or memory functions. Even though SPAUN was able to produce neuron-like human behavior, the program that was involved in using this software was still in the realm of C and C++. FORTH, a computer language that has programmable states and different "stack-able" constructs, uses a non-operating system shell (or command prompt) that store files, compile code, and run executables in either hard storage or memory. Is is this idea that under machine code, FORTH can operate without a real computing device like a PC, Mac, or even a tablet. Unlike SPAUN, which uses gates to process information, FORTH could use logic programming and non-syntax code to "build" itself in real-time to ask itself what is "X" versus "Y." Maybe then, A.I. could be built bottom-up instead of top-down.


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