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November 14, 2012

Kimera Systems Looks To Make Your Android Device Very Smart



Strong AI from Kimera systems
 
Artificial Intelligence
Kimera Systems of Portland, Oregon, wants to give the device a broader understanding of what you are doing and why you are doing it. The vision is to make your smartphone an extension of yourself, that employs a planetary interconnected neural network and what they are calling strong AI.
Imagine if your device automatically told you when the bus arrived as you step arrive the bus stop. Or if the bus is 10 minutes late, imagine your phone telling you before you left home. Maybe it even connected you with your friend so you could get a ride to work instead of waiting for a late bus. Mounir Shita and the team at Kimera Systems are looking at crowd-funding what they are calling a strong AI system to make this and many other situations a real possibility.

According to Kimera's they are going to create the first true strong artificial intelligence technology that will reshape how we interact with our world. As yet, computers, devices, software, and the Internet have not been capable of understanding the people who are using them and why they’re using them. They’d need network-native personalized context awareness…and that’s what Kimera's Salience Engine intends to do.

Kimera claims this will enable the Internet to start thinking and working on your behalf, according to your own priorities.With your help the Internet can extend our intelligence, our world-view, our intent — enabling devices and apps anywhere to work for us, invisibly and unobtrusively.
 Kimera Systems is looking to raise an ambitious $225,000 to create a planetary neural network and to develop the Android components for your phone/tablet to participate in this global intelligence. They also plan to build tools for developers to start injecting real intelligence into everyday objects, services, location — anything — with their Smart Agent software development kit (SDK).

According to the company's Kickstarter page, they define their form of strong AI should be able to devise its own problems/tasks and seek a solution. To accomplish this effectively, strong AI needs to appear as understanding a situation well enough to discover actual problems/tasks. Strong AI needs to be horizontal in nature to best model a specific situation.

Kimera has also put up information relating the the privacy concerns over their AI technology: 
Our Salience Server doesn’t need to store information. It only acts on information that is live in the moment, seeking convergences of your intent, goals, and priorities with those of other users whose accounts are relevant to you, either because of location, direction, personal or business reasons. All those elements are in constant flux, and our Artificial Intelligence works with your own account (“DMe”) to surface the most important aspects of your situation throughout the day. 
You control any information, or type of information, that you want to make available, and you can change that at any time. You can also just “pull out.’ We see a crucial need for everyone to have much more control of their online footprint and who is tracking whom, for what.
Our entire system is architected to do all that we can in support of this goal of user-controlled data and user-controlled privacy. 

Shita holds 3 engineering degrees in software and electronics from Rælingen Technical College and Vestfold College in Norway, and Oregon Institute of Technology. He claims he wants the Internet to understand and to proactively assist us in everyday life and has been working for the past five years on the AI system to make his vision a reality.

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