Saturday, December 30, 2023

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New Year Address of the Prime Minister of Change [DeepFake]

A new episode from the Arnoldifier series: "Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Governor of Bulgaria" 

Using my Arnoldifier (DeepfaceLab-SAEHDBW); Wav2LipHD-Super resolution, RealTimeVoiceCloning and DALL-E 3. Enjoy! Like, Share and Subscribe, of course! :))

// Bulgarian political satire, "Сглобката", "некоалицията", ...  Невъзможната абсурдна коалиция.

Новогодишно обръщение на министър председателя на Промяната Кирил Петков - дийпфейк.
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Friday, December 22, 2023

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Create Amazing 3D Text Captions and Logos with Bing Image Creator - The Sacred Computer

A tutorial with the prompts and observations about Cyrillic and non-dictionary words.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

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Logos: The Sacred Computer in English DALL-E 3 - Part II

More logos. The attempts to render with title in Cyrillic - the letters ended up like strange symbols or nothing. Created with Bing image creator.

It couldn't get the caption always right, with minor errors or "hybrid" letters, but about 1/4 or was good, sometimes maybe 2/4. The model couldn't properly generate Cyrillic though, as well as unusual letter combinations, such as "RAZUMIR" or "PA3YMUP" (To resemble a Cyrillic "РАЗУМИР", a title of the spin-off e-zine of the Sacred Computer).

Generation of beautiful 3D logos/captions with Bing Image Creator.

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Saturday, December 16, 2023

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On What Creativity Is - Different Tints and the Pereslegin's remark about the modern AI researchers rediscovering Lem 1963

(...) + Note on 18.12.2023

" ...Too much things to add about "creativity", the most would go as an appendix to a work called "Universe and Mind 6". Re that last article, a cite (formal definition without formulas) of "real creativity" ("originality") , according to TOUM: "Universe and Mind 3", 2003:"

It seems that these comments were censored in MLST #general discord channel (they disappeared). Maybe "officially" for "self-promoting" or whatever - no explanation, but I know there's one thing which the "free" world, including this one, would hardly admit and accept - that the broadly promoted FEP/AIF framework and research program (also the ubiquitousness of the framework of general multi-scale, multi-modal-multi-domain-multi-resolution-... prediction) are actually principles from my teenage works in "Theory of Universe and Mind", which were later rediscovered and formulated in LaTeX, extended, applied, and are being progressively reexpressed and developed by more and more new people - with "no credit or recognition, what so ever".

These core principles were published between 2001-2004 in the Bulgarian AGI/transhumanism and "universal men's" e-zine "The Sacred Computer" as "The Theory of Universe and Mind", later they were taught at the University of Plovdiv during the world's first university course in Artificial General Intelligence in 2010 and 2011 in Plovdiv,  8 years before the AGI course at MIT which had no real syllabus, but was just a collection of famous guest lecturers, everybody telling his separate story.

"Free Energy Principle/Active Inference" is in fact "The Bulgarian Principles" (a part of "The Bulgarian Predictions" or "Bulgarian Prophecies"). If you don't believe - read the headings of the main work and do keyword searches of usages of forms of "prediction" etc. See: ... and more detailed comparisons (some matches to other works are also in this blog, and will be published in the book "The Prophets of the Thinking Machines: Artificial General Intelligence & Transhumanism: History, Theory and Pioneers"


A thread on creativity in #general @MLST discord channel.

Re the Hassabis 3 levels:

//As of Hassabis, in 2022 interview what he says matches what is said by "The Sacred Computer" in 2003 and expressed also later (A Bulgarian translation)


Too much things to add about "creativity", the most would go as an appendix to a work called "Universe and Mind 6". Re that last article, a cite (formal definition without formulas) of "real creativity" ("originality") , according to TOUM: "Universe and Mind 3", 2003:

"10. What does it mean to be an original,

distinctive* artist? 

The origination of a piece of art is recording of a

piece of information (an entity, a file) to a media

which serves as a mediation, intermediate

memory between the creator and the perceiver,

including the artist himself while he is creating

or later in the future, when the creator has

forgotten his work and is recalling some of its


The space is Memory, that's why “informational

carrier/media” can be as diverse as diverse can

be the types of data that can be stored in space.

Original (creative) is such a file, a piece of

information, where the evaluator finds less

than expected similarities or matches, in

comparison to pieces of knowledge recorded


Originality (creativity) is the capability of

making the prediction of the future by the

past harder.

In this particular case, “past” means a part of the

file/piece of knowledge, that was read before

another part which is assumed to be future for it,

and the future one was supposed to be predicted

using the information read from the file until

that moment."

[ NOTE: 18.12.2023. This seems to be an expression or similar to "surprisal", Kullback-Leibler Divergence*. That past and piece of knowledge etc. can be applied or extrapolated to whatever scale, range, length of past etc. The originality, distinctiveness, would be compared between at least two "creators" to evaluator, between the creators, or between iterations in a learning mode and learning model. For something to look plausible there should have to be constraints. In art settings or in ML these are datasets or some requirements for the pieces, that could be represented as sets of existing samples (say pictures), datasets, over which the probability distributions of their features are computed, if it's to be measured like that with KL Divergence, at some relevant resolution of causality-control and perception. The first in pictorial settings could be operations, transformations, path of them etc. for generating the "piece of information" (in Bulgarian: къс знание). It is implemented in the image generative models, I guess the paths of transformations of the diffusion models could be mapped to that. If it's a human painter with traditional techniques, it would be other operations in other space with intermediate representations, possible selection of subject, planning of the composition, possible sketch drawings, experimental drawings etc. (see a comment in the linked thread of a user who also argues about the higher flexibility of the human representations), or it could be even with textual commands, applied to other generative model used as an oracle and measured with some other classification model that measures some features and matches etc. 
     [Subnote: 19.12.2023: It could and possibly should also be multi:(scale,range,domain,resolution,...) hierarchical-heterarchical..., multi-agent like simulaation: the general "universal simulator of virtual universes"; with some limited linear/textual/table-based/some graph-whatever-preselected-fixed graph be one representation for convenience and for setting up desired constraints, limiting the space of possibilities, resolution, detail etc.... like extended more complex prompts. Also these defintions, "more powerful prompts", are in general "thoughts",  "instances of items/pieces of Will acts", intentions, goals, "target paths" (or could be paths - with branches, additional conditions,  etc... ) That could include explicit matches, mismatches, similarities, distances in some metrics - referring to the repertoire and history/structure of the mind etc., they could be searched and generated at the moment from some process etc. and include local or whatever frame of reference coordinate, pointers, dereferencing etc.  For example a simple concrete image: Draw "my car, but bigger, red color, but do a gradient from the trunk to the front (call function/program... parameters...) - similar to the car from a recent episode from the TV series "Crazy Cars" which I watched; let my car has a slightly bigger wheels. The predefined schemas could be "cached", addressed with labels or whatever: "everything" should be expressible, definable, addressable, generatable etc. More on that in the unpublished 2010s part of TOUM, with the notation of the language of thought Zrim. End-of-Note-19.12.2023]
For the "ordinary" viewers their aesthetical measures are also like oracles sometimes, "how the picture makes them feel"* while in other occasions there is more explicit reasoning and obvious features/matches to templates/correct proportions (within given resolution/precision brackets), amount of noise; content within desired targets (depictions of particular subjects, eg. landscapes or portraits etc. (*See "Issues with Like-Dislike Voting in Web 2.0 and Social Media, and Various Defects in Social Ranking and Rating Systems - Confused and Vague Design and Measure - Psychology of the Crowds - Corrupted Society Preferences and Suggestions. In Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, TV Networks..."  ) 

Originality under this definition is like a reverse of the goal of the free energy minimization: its  maximization for another evaluator-observer, opponent, causality-control unit, like in a mini-max game or a GAN. 
There's a speculation in this spirit, mind and virtual/imaginary universes in the novel/script from TOUM called "The Truth", 2002 ("Истината") in dialogs between the thinking machine and its creator; that thread will continue in another occasion.


          -- END OF NOTE 18.12.2023 -- ]

//The original word for "distinctive" is "самобитен", ChatGPT gives the following synonyms:












Once in 2014 I wrote a whole satirical novella, called "I am not creative!" about the vagueness of the word "creative", in its role as a foreignism in Bulgarian, from the eyes of a 7-year old super "creative" (imaginative, inventive, artistic, smart) boy who however vigorously denies the other's labels to him as "creative", based on the absurd definitions/explanations they give when he asks them, they all don't really know what it is.

 In another linguistic article I gave tens of synonyms and expressions for "creative" in Bulgarian, all with their specific "tint", context, intention, which are reduced to one "creative" in the speech in some modern bad Bulgarian. 

творчество, творчески, творец

съзидателен, създаващ, създател








пъстър, шарен


находчив, находчиво интересен

с въображение, създаден с въображение, сътворен с въображение

оригинална мисъл, с оригинална мисъл

притежаващ оригинална мисъл, нестандартно мислене, разчупено мислене

творческа сила, творчески качества

"идеен и деен" - едновременно да има оригинални мисли и да осъществява измисленото

разкрепостена мисъл, нешаблонно, извън шаблона, извън ограниченията

нетривиално, небанално


In the broader scope, what is creativity depends also on the choice of that "tint" and the evaluator - the model of the evaluator of novelty (and anything) must be  part of the equation.  Also "creative" in the ordinary people's usage also means just "productive", that "produces" something, which is more general.

As of the measurement of creative, one has to take into account also the multi-modality/scale/range/domain/precision/view.. . of human intelligence (see TOUM). Something seems original at some point, some scope, etc. within the evaluating process etc. and internal POVs  (I guess Schmidhuber may talk about that as you mention him.)

IMO the 3-rd point of Hassabis is weak, ill-defined (from another POV the overall 3 stages resemble a take of Sergey Pereslegin's 3 stages, who refers to Lem, 1963 - as of novelty, regarding the history of the thought and literature about AI and society; Pereslegin says he is having fun watching the modern experts at the AI conferences who are struggling on questions about AI which were already reviewed and answered in the SF literature by 1962-1963. I guess they believe they are creative.  Etc. (To be continued)


P.S.1. BTW, a funny coincidence: MLST's logo is like the one of "The Sacred Computer" spin-off "Razumir"  (a form of the word "Razum" - General Intelligence, Mind, Reason) which is mainly for social sciences, linguistics, history, humanitarian topics, culturology, advertisings, literature etc. interdisciplinary works: (2014)

                                           MLST, 2020s

Compare: Hoizontal mirror etc.

That reminds me of a funny guy, some important "AI Aligner" who got crazy and "attacked" me after hearing that his idol and coworker Connor was rediscovering the wheel with a 20 years delay from a video on my youtube channel. That guy blamed the video for being a "perfect schizo post". Later I realized that his friend is (JOHN) CONNOR, the leader of the Human Resistance against the machines that "gonna kill us all", and I had impersonated a Terminator in the video's thumbnail, LOL.

"Don't be afraid, human! I'm here to protect you! Come with me, if you want to live!"

P.S. Jürgen Schmidhuber. has just released his new art about the creativity of a few of his colleagues, LOL, and the history of AI.

PS.2. (19.12.2023) Of course TOUM also rediscovers (and continue) schools of thought of earlier "prophets" which were active decades earlier . Such as Anochin (Анохин), Wiener, Ashby, Lem etc.. By the time of the classical TOUM I've known Wiener's "Cybernetics" and generally cybernetics from popular science books, but that way of thinking wasn't popular at the time, I've read old books and "cyber" was linguistically used mostly for anything connected to Internet and computer. I haven't read the hard core works of Lem, only the novel Solaris. (...) Etc.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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Bulgaria was a Top 5 country in Science Fiction and Futuristic Thinking - Болгария была в первая петорка "фантастические" стран

An article in Russian and English - Русский - см. позже: ...

Interesting summary of the futurologist Sergey Pereslegin about the history of SF and its relation to the problems of the interaction between AI and society, humanity, civilization etc.: (In Russian)

Pereslegin claims that all major ethical/social problems on which the researchers are "hitting their heads to the wall" (if I cite him literally) were already explored in the early 1960s, 1962-1963, and the study of the problem as a whole ended in late 1990s, 1999. 

In another lecture about his methods for analyzing "cultural codes" and in an earlier event in 2021 he mentions that Bulgarian, the Bulgarian SF thought and SF as volume of circulation and quality was among the top 5 countries in the world. He cites the strong writers Lyuben Dilov and Peev, and a strong detective novel writer - Bogomil Raynov. (He is also a social science researcher and has strong books on mass/popular culture). Bulgarian language is very complex, "unexpectedly complex"  according to Pereslegin's reference that Bulgarians used to do "fishing, tourism, agriculture" (but that was not true for the period 1944-1989, Bulgaria built a strong industry and research facilities, including the biggest computer and electronics producer in the Eastern Bloc, the most personal computers in the Eastern bloc, computer hard drives, robotics etc.). The language was "more complex than the reality", which created the phenomenon of the "Bulgarian historic novel" (yes, there are many authors and that was popular - again before 1990). Etc.

A strong novel by Lyuben Dilov:
Любен Дилов: "Пътят на Икар"

See one interesting unexpected fantastic excerpt from another usually not SF author and screenwriter in the "pre-prehistory" intro part in the book "The Prophets of the Thinking Machines"... when it gets released.

Todor: Bulgaria was a Top 5 country in Science Fiction and Futuristic Thinking - and "The Sacred Computer", "Theory of Universe and Mind", a.k.a."The Bulgarian Predictions" (2001-2004+) [in AGI etc.] and the world's first university courses in Artificial General Intelligence (taught in 2010, 2011 in Plovdiv in Bulgarian) which presented the theory whose essence was since then rediscovered, repeated, confirmed by "everybody" ("rehashed" in Schmidhuber's parlance) with many different names, talking about the same things and the same reasoning (such as "Free Energy Principle/Active Inference", "Memory prediction framework", "Cognitive boundary of self", "Diverse intelligence", "Scale-free cognition", "Path towards autonomous intelligence", "Consciousness prior" and many others, and the Transformers and all predictive methods show the power and generality of the principles defined in the Theory of Universe and Mind) - is a proof about that top future thinking. "The Sacred Computer" is looking for partners.

Unfortunately the modern "innovators" and "visionaries" in Bulgaria, that came into "the game" about 20 years later after the amazing pioneering works of The Sacred Computer are all ignoring it and trying to let it being forgotten and unnoticed, they do not cite that, do not mention it, do not recognize it. Maybe they are not really "Bulgarians" (some really are not, LOL) and that's why they came 20 years late as the rest of the world - with a lot of money and authority, but what they do is "zeitgeist", it's not ahead of the time. They are in the present, not in the future - not quite Bulgarian.


Интересный обзор футуролога Сергея Переслегина о истории научной фантастики и ее связи с проблемами взаимодействия искусственного интеллекта с обществом, человечеством, цивилизацией и т. д.: (На русском)

По словам Переслегина, все основные этические и социальные проблемы, над которыми исследователи "бьют себя головой о стену" (если цитировать его буквально), уже были исследованы в начале 1960-х годов, 1962-1963 гг., а изучение проблемы в целом закончилось в конце 1990-х годов, в 1999 году.

В другой лекции о своих методах анализа «культурных кодов» и на более раннем мероприятии в 2021 году он упоминает, что болгарская, болгарская научно-фантастическая мысль и научная фантастика как объем и интерес были среди 5 лучших стран мира. Он цитирует сильных писателей Любена Дилова и Пеева, а также сильного писателя детективных романов - Богомила Райнова. (Он также является исследователем в области общественных наук и имеет сильные книги о массовой / популярной культуре). Болгарский язык очень сложный, «неожиданно сложный» по словам Переслегина, что болгары раньше занимались «рыбной ловлей, туризмом, сельским хозяйством» (но это не соответствовало действительности для периода 1944-1989 годов, Болгария построила развитую промышленность и научно-исследовательские объекты, включая крупнейшего производителя компьютеров и электроники в Восточном блоке, самые персональные компьютеры в Восточном блоке, жесткие диски для компьютеров, робототехника и т. д.). Язык был «сложнее, чем реальность», что создало феномен «болгарского исторического романа» (да, есть много авторов, и это было популярно - опять же до 1990 года). И т. д.

Сильный роман Любена Дилова:

Увидите один интересный неожиданный фантастический отрывок из другого обычно не автора научной фантастики и сценариста в предыстории введения части в книге "Пророки мыслящих машин" ... когда она выйдет.

... *

"Интересное обобщение Сергея Переслегина по истории фантастики для искусственного интеллекта:

Переслегин утверждает, что все проблемы, которые рассматриваются сегодня на конференциях, касающихся общества и ИИ, были рассмотрены в начале 1960-х годов, в 1962-1963 годах.

Что касается Болгарии, в другой лекции для "культурного кода" (Россия, Беларусь, Израиль, Болгария),..."

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Здравствуйте! Спасибо за интересную лекцию! Я хочу прокомментировать часть, посвященную Болгарии, которая содержит несколько точных наблюдений (и может удивить тех, кто не знаком с Болгарией), но также выражает одну неубедительную обвинительную точку зрения. Анализ культуры научной фантастики и футуристического мышления на болгарском языке верен, и я благодарен за то, что это было признано. Доказательством этого являются мои собственные работы, такие как «Теория Вселенной и Разума», которую я впервые создал в своем творчестве, будучи подростком в начале 2000-х годов.

С 2003 года, с момента моего 18-летия, я являюсь автором стратегии развития общего искусственного интеллекта. Вы можете ознакомиться с моей работой по ссылке:, где я предлагаю создание сверхинтердисциплинарного института "Как инвестировать один миллион с максимальной пользой для развития страны". Компания DeepMind начала работать по программе, схожей с моей, с конца 2010 года, как подтверждается словами Демиса Хассабиса в интервью 2022 года, и вы можете проверить эту информацию здесь:

С 2017 по 2020 год каждая серьезная сторона в мире начала повторять ключевые моменты и утверждения из моей стратегии.

Ваш текст содержит несколько ошибок, и я предоставлю вам исправленный вариант: Я был первым в мире автором университетского курса по общему искусственному интеллекту в 2010 и 2011 годах в Пловдиве, Болгария, на болгарском языке. Этот курс (Artificial General Intelligence, "Сильный ИИ" в вашей лекции о истории фантастики, хотя это был курс по созданию универсальных мыслящих машин, а не научной фантастики) включал в себя ту теорию, которую теперь повторяют многие другие "мега" исследователи, такие как Карл Фристон и его "Принцип свободной энергии/активный вывод", основные предпосылки которого те же. Теория Вселенной и Разума - это междисциплинарная теория всего: когнитивная наука, общий искусственный интеллект, разум, сознание, кибернетика, трансгуманизм/космизм, философия искусственного интеллекта, эволюция Вселенной с точки зрения вычислений и кибернетики, цифровая Вселенная/Вселенная как компьютер. Разум и Вселенная описывают одни и те же основные принципы на всех уровнях: максимизация предсказания (минимизация ошибки). Все они связаны с личностью, обществом, вычислительными машинами, как с мельчайшими "единицами управления причинностью", так и с величайшими. Эмпирические данные и практический современный искусственный интеллект, реализующий систему прогнозирования, и растущая "армия" исследователей подтверждают мои "пророчества" (Тодора/или болгарские "пророчества"). См. здесь (и будущие публикации с более подробной информацией): Я не согласен с тем, что болгарский язык не подходит для выражения абстрактных мыслей и метапознания. Болгарский язык может быть ясным и определенным, но не в том смысле ("конкретно == 'не может быть абстрактным'"). Болгарский язык может быть точным и четким, не являясь непреднамеренно двусмысленным, как, например, английский. Конечно, язык нужно развивать. Одна из моих ранних работ - "Юношески диалект" или "Сметачобългарски" - представляет собой расширение болгарского языка. Существует более продвинутое расширение под названием "Зрим" (неопубликованное), которое представляет собой язык мысли (Language of Thought). Другое предсказание "болгарских пророчеств" представляет собой произведения о будущей Болгарии в Европейском Союзе, начиная с 2001 и 2002 годов. Более крупное, сатирическое фантастическое произведение "Тъпанасов, или СЕКС, другари!" (Союз европейских капиталистических стран) предсказало европейскую бюрократическую диктатуру, пародийно изображая будущих болгарских правителей (в лице министра образования), и какая будет "демократия" в Болгарии на самом деле (пародия на диктатуру) и несчастное будущее болгарской молодежи.

(Сравните с Владимиром Буковским "EUSSR: The Soviet Roots of European Integration..." 2004)

Что касается точки "передателей" в вашем анализе, в Болгарии некоторые люди больше уважают пришельцев из "цивилизованных" стран, чем своих соотечественников и их труд. Они "передают своих", но это отличается от вашего анализа - об этом будет сказано в следующей части комментария.

Другой комментарий более историко-политический, и я буду пропускать его здесь. Смотрите по ссылке, если вы хотите.

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

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The Sacred Computer Logos in English with DALL-E 3 - Part I

A selection. Produced with DALL-E 3. Not all attempts were with completely correct spelling.
To be continued. 

The Bulgarian logo is created with a shader in Shadertoy:

There's also a one-line version:

Логота на "Свещеният сметач" на английски, генерирани с Bing Image Creator.

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Monday, November 27, 2023

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On Understanding and Calculation, Quantitative and Qualitative Reasoning: Where Calculation begins Comprehension Ceases: Part II

 Comment on:

"Dr. Jeffrey Funk • 2nd•  Technology Consultant

Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman understood the difference between knowing and understanding, which is explained in this five-minute video. Knowing is being able to do calculations that agree with experiments. Understanding is being able to explain the underlying phenomena.


As Feynman describes, the Mayans knew positions of the moon and could predict eclipses, but they didn’t understand the reasons for their correct calculations. That understanding did not come until Newton and others explained gravity and its impact on rotating bodies. And the lack of understanding allowed the Mayans to falsely attribute things to gods, and not to physical laws.


Many data scientists and other proponents of AI point to knowing, being able to do calculations. Their #algorithms can predict the prices of homes and infections in hospitals, and match applicants with jobs or a camera’s input with a standard image. But they do not understand the why of their calculations or predictions. And when the calculations and predictions are wrong, they don’t know why. And unless they also have an understanding, which some call explainable #AI, the systems may always perform badly. Achieving high precision predictions or matching two things will always require understanding, not just knowing."



Todor Arnaudov - Tosh/Twenkid:

This is very similar to Arthur Schopenhauer, early 19th century: "When calculation begins, comprehension ceases.", OTFFR... His PhD thesis more than 200 years ago. A more modern term is "grounding" or "sensory-motor grounding".

" To calculate therefore, is not to understand, and,

in itself, calculation conveys no comprehension of things.

Calculation deals exclusively with abstract conceptions of

magnitudes, whose mutual relations it determines. By it

we never attain the slightest comprehension of a physical

process, for this requires intuitive comprehension of

space-relations, by means of which causes take effect."

See more in the part I from 2014: Where calculations begin, comprehension ceases* - on understanding and superintelligent AGI. Todor's comment in "Strong Artificial Intelligence" at Google+

Chomsky's views on DL and LLM is similar as well, see MLST Youtube channel's episode "Ghost in the machine", 2023 etc. or even the "classical debate" with Peter Norvig from 2011, "Norvig vs Chomsky", "The Norvig - Chomsky debate":

However "explanation" and "understanding" are not explained in Feynman's wordplay either. What is to explain and explain to whom? If the receptor is not "appropriate" to your explanations, you will always fail. (See example videos on Youtube of "Explaining a concept at different levels: a child, a teenager, a college student, a graduate...", such as: Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene Explains Time in 5 Levels of Difficulty | WIRED: ... The calculation models also "explain" and they eventually map to something different than the plain numbers or "abstract quantities" (unless the evaluator only reads the numbers), but they are too "shallow" (for a decided measurement) or the "reader" doesn't... understand them, she can't make some "other" predictions or make some new conclusions - all that she has expected that she should be able to do "if she did understood", "if it was well explained" - and she can't connect the evidence on her own - as she expected she should be able to do. Even if you "just" calculate the trajectories of the planets, without knowing "the reason", it eventually maps to objects known as "planets" and there are some additional conclusions such as predicting that particular stellar bodies will not collide etc. DL models may "say": "this is so, because: see this chain of vectors, 0.34, 0.23, 0.55, 0.343 ... at level 0.34, 0.344, 0.33 ... it is bigger than ... etc. deconvolve here, convolve here with this data point (they lose the records/path of thought of learning, IMO a better cognitive system remembers more details about the path and the mapping and should/could be able to find it).

There is not so sharp distinction though, because the "calculation"-(quantitative-reasoning)-lovers may object, that the other ones' "explanations", if lacking calculation/math part, are "just qualitative", and qualitative-only theories or positions/statements etc. are supposed to have lower "resolution"/explicitness and usually are/may be not practical or can't be applied in specific scientific methods. They are just "methodological", but not "methods" as explained in one Bulgarian philosophical article by Sava Petrov*.

There should be *both* qualitative and quantitative models and representations, and reasoning is also a kind of "calculation", but the mappings to the "real" data is supposed to be preserved somewhere in order to connect to the "real" world (and to "explain" to the "user" sensory-input compatible modalities).

As the aforementioned physicist Richard Feynman also explains once in a BBC documentary, when he digs into the answer of "Why ice is slippery"(?), the "Why" questions can go deeper and deeper. There could be different depth and precision of "understanding" (or mapping to something else). Also the causality in general can go wider and wider in time, space and resolution up to the whole Universe and its whole universe. There is a limit, e.g. in Karl Friston's FEP/AIF it's "Markov blankets" which are taken as "impenetrable". There's a cut, a resolution of causality-control where the limit is set, and a model/expectations/causes which are accepted as "good enough" and somebody, the observer-evaluator decides, accepts, that "this is explained" or "understood", why when there is less depth, less steps, smaller range etc.: it is considered "not explained". See "Theory of Universe and Mind" by Todor Arnaudov, early works 2001-2004. One particular work with a lot of topics: "Analysis of the meaning of a sentence, based on the knowledge base of an operational thinking machine. Reflections about the meaning and artificial intelligence (...)", 2004  Translated in English in 2010 in 4 parts. TOUM continues with "Universe and Mind 6" (not published yet).

Compare "Analysis.." and TOUM with the later published theories and ideas, practical work as well (in RL, lately Active Inference, see the post about "Genius" platform from Verses AI), which confirm the claims and reasoning of the former, see:

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Genius by Verses AI - Intelligence as a Service for Multiagent Systems with Free Energy Principle/Active inference framework and the Bulgarian Blueprint announcement

Verses AI - the company that develops multiagent systems, inspired by and implementing the Free Energy Principle/Active Inference by Karl Friston, releases a platform called "Genius". FEP/AIF and the related work by colleagues and students of K.F. actually repeat, expand with volume and mathematical notation (and create maps to actual physics, neuroscience and more technical evidence from natural science, medical/neuroscience, physics etc. data), prove and continue the work on the main principles and ideas of my own Theory of Universe and Mind, with the classical pieces of the body of work published between late 2001 and early 2004. You can see that more clearly in the FEP/AIF literature, K.F. participations in podcasts (e.g. MLST) and the Active Inference Institute channel. The matches spring starting from the core of the principles: minimization of the prediction error at all levels of scale and the ubiquitous multiscale, multilevel nested simulation; in FEP/AIF it's "Markov blankets", in TOUM it is called causality-control units, virtual universes, subuniverses, submachines which run in a hierarchical Universal simulator of virtual universe - what both Universe and Mind are (or more strictly: could be represented and encoded as such). On specific comparisons and matches to other works as well see some already published notes:
One article about FEP when I first heard about it in late 2018: Ultimate AI, Free Energy Principle and Predictive Coding vs Todor and CogAlg - Discussion in Montreal.AI forum and Artificial Mind

Look forward for the "Universe and Mind 6" and the book about the Prophets of the Thinking machines, and check the github page for comparisons.  

* PS. Funnily their demo features a drone, one field where I was "professional" in a start-up lately, but I considered it was better to do it as a hobby as of the management there.  See the EZ drone brain experiments series, I don't have time to focus on it lately, but it will continue with ROS line of experiments.

* According to Yahoo finance etc. they were evaluated at about $100M (about 12.11), there's info about some funding round of $3M CAD.
** A few days later it jumped to 132 M, now 139 M:
So my theory is on the rise.. Go, go, go! 

"The Sacred Computer" is lacking that luxury, yet, LOL, or any luxury, more than twenty years after I clearly expressed the direction about what to do in order to build generally intelligent machines. Thinking out loud, on the second thought though, a "consolation" is that if one aims to be young forever, the passing of the years shouldn't matter much. I guess: so far, so good with the goal and keeping within the "setpoint" in my "Forever Young" program.

I'm looking for partners as always:

*** There's one American guy called Bryan Johnson:*, who has similar goals and calls himself "a professional rejuvenation athlete". There are similarities, but some big differences as well, for instance I am "natty" and my "blueprint" which I am improving is very cheap. My diet is diverse  and consists of ordinary food from the supermarket and the grocery store and it is not strictly "clean" or "healthy" (by many standards) or only low glycemic index food. He admits he takes about 100 pills a day, including testosterone replacement (technically he's "on juice", "illegal" among eating a very special low-glycemic diet and applying many other special procedures etc., I only take cheap Magnesium and sometimes I skip (e.g. yesterday).

* Now that I revisit his site, it "welcomes" the visitor with a big ad for his brand of olive oil:
" Extra Virgin Olive Oil is more powerful than resveratrol, NR, cold plunge, sauna and your favorite podcast".  

Well, the "Bulgarian Blueprint" is not published yet and needs to be analyzed, 
 that's a topic for another conversation or videos. Also it is possible that it may work with people with similar genetics, as well as Johnson's program may work for his similar fellow Americans or Anglosaxon-like-origin people. 

One of the differences is that he claims that he aims at being "18 again", while I guess I've been always much younger than that in many aspects and in some aspects I'm more like in my early teens, and in others, e.g. as of endless curiosity, learning and development I am maybe still at 11 or 6 or .... See the definition of "Twenkid", which I coined back in 2008, whopping 15 years ago, which was a continuation of another term: "Yunak", which was coined another 7 years earlier: 

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Edit: A little one about the "20 years" paragraph, 26.11.2023
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