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Discrete Event Simulation As A Route To Prediction and Optimisation

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    I want to prioritise holding working session for building individual / cooperative AI & robotics projects.  Currently I am focusing on modelling language understanding.

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    My background includes a period working for a software company working on a discrete event simulation tool. This type of simulation is widely used in the business world for developing an understanding of practical business problems and how they can be improved. Common business simulations include modelling manufacturing facilities, which allows calculations to be made of how the system would react if the system were changed. Simulations can be used to make cost profit or output predictions of what would happen if the system were changed or loaded with different data, such as data for sales, workforce or manufacturing capacity. Creating a business simulation relies on an expert first understanding a process and then formally capturing that information in a model. Once a simulation is developed it can be extended to allow the simulated process to be visualised in 2D as an animation or in 3D like video in a virtual world representation. Existing simulation software features are possibly also useful within the artificial intelligence field. Support for the experimental comparison between models “experimentation” or the development of optimised models through genetic algorithms could allow for artificial intelligent predictions. I once worked on a project for Lanner Group automatically generating simulation models from process models defined using the IDEF3 diagram standard. IDEF3 is a processing diagramming standard developed by the USA military. Within the software world process models are more commonly defined using the UML standard and BPMN in the business world. I would like to know how far these technologies and my experience can be reused in developing artificially intelligent systems.

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  • James K.
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    By trade I am a professional commercial Software Engineer. My AGI (Advanced... more

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