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Ancient AI (Artificial Intelligence)Technologies



“ A.I. existed in ancient times, a form of A.I. that did not need of computing machines as those used nowadays, but A.I. engines that were hybrid and functional with collaboration of the human intelligence, individual and collective. For example, the structures utilized and described for the practice of primordial vectorial mathematics, in the books of “The 9 Divine Worlds of Primordial Mathematics” are an example of such type of engine. An engine capable to become resident in the human culture, collective intelligence, individual intelligence, family intelligence, influence perception, DNA encoding, emotions, behavior. An engine capable of generating culture. A Culture generation engine: CGE.” — Luis Daniel Maldonado Fonken, A.I. Research Project.


 

Ancient Robots



The first robot to walk the earth was a bronze giant called Talos. This wondrous machine was created not by MIT Robotics Lab, but by Hephaestus, the Greek god of invention. More than 2,500 years ago, long before medieval automata, and centuries before technology made self-moving devices possible, Greek mythology was exploring ideas about creating artificial life—and grappling with still-unresolved ethical concerns about biotechne, “life through craft.” In this compelling, richly illustrated book, Adrienne Mayor tells the fascinating story of how ancient Greek, Roman, Indian, and Chinese myths envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices, and human enhancements—and how these visions relate to and reflect the ancient invention of real animated machines. As early as Homer, Greeks were imagining robotic servants, animated statues, and even ancient versions of Artificial Intelligence, while in Indian legend, Buddha’s precious relics were defended by robot warriors copied from Greco-Roman designs for real automata. Mythic automata appear in tales about Jason and the Argonauts, Medea, Daedalus, Prometheus, and Pandora, and many of these machines are described as being built with the same materials and methods that human artisans used to make tools and statues. And, indeed, many sophisticated animated devices were actually built in antiquity, reaching a climax with the creation of a host of automata in the ancient city of learning, Alexandria, the original Silicon Valley. A groundbreaking account of the earliest expressions of the timeless impulse to create artificial life, Gods and Robots reveals how some of today’s most advanced innovations in robotics and AI were foreshadowed in ancient myth—and how science has always been driven by imagination. This is mythology for the age of AI.

Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology, Adrienne Mayor


 


In the 21st century, humans have become well-acquainted with not only the concept but also the practical reality of robots. In fact, robots have become a very real concern for many workers throughout the industrialized world as ever advancing technology threatens to replace them. But while we live in an age where robots are becoming commonplace, it was not too long ago that they were the subject of only myth and legend. Nevertheless, it would be a very difficult position to argue that humans have not understood at least the concept of robots for thousands of years. The Sumerians, Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Indus Valley civilization have a multitude of accounts concerning robots and automata in general.


Robots and Automata of the Ancient


 

Advanced Ancient Devices, Turns Out Computers Are Not A New Invention!

Advanced Ancient Technology.




 

Automatons: the genesis to robots. Take a look at the technology and innovation of one of the world's oldest art forms.

Automatons: The Original Robots


 



Ancient Aliens: Artificially Enhanced Humans (Season 11, Episode 3) | History

The idea of transhumans, or artificially enhanced humans, is shown to have been around for a very long time in this clip from Season 11, Episode 3, "The Next Humans". #AncientAliens



 

Artificial Intelligence: A History



Artificial intelligence has been a topic of growing prominence in the media and mainstream culture since 2015, as well as in the investment world, with start-ups that even mention the word in their business model, gaining massive amounts of funding. While to many, the hype around AI may appear sudden, the concepts of modern artificial intelligence have been around for over a century and extending further, the concept of artificial intelligence and artificial beings have been in the minds of humans for thousands of years. To better understand and appreciate this technology and those who brought it to us as well as to gain insight into where it will take us: sit back, relax and join me in an exploration on the history of artificial intelligence.



This Video is the second part of the video above

The Birth of Artificial Intelligence



 



2,000 Year Old Computer - Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism

A Greek shipwreck holds the remains of an intricate bronze machine that turns out to be the world's first computer. In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a 2,000 year-old Greek shipwreck. Among the ship's cargo they hauled up was an unimpressive green lump of corroded bronze. Rusted remnants of gear wheels could be seen on its surface, suggesting some kind of intricate mechanism. The first X-ray studies confirmed that idea, but how it worked and what it was for puzzled scientists for decades. Recently, hi-tech imaging has revealed the extraordinary truth: this unique clockwork machine was the world's first computer. An array of 30 intricate bronze gear wheels, originally housed in a shoebox-size wooden case, was designed to predict the dates of lunar and solar eclipses, track the Moon's subtle motions through the sky, and calculate the dates of significant events such as the Olympic Games. No device of comparable technological sophistication is known from anywhere in the world for at least another 1,000 years. So who was the genius inventor behind it? And what happened to the advanced astronomical and engineering knowledge of its makers? NOVA follows the ingenious sleuthing that finally decoded the truth behind the amazing ancient Greek computer. The Antikythera mechanism was designed to predict movements of the sun, moon and planets. The artifact was recovered probably in July 1901 from the Antikythera shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. Believed to have been designed and constructed by Greek scientists, the instrument has been dated either between 150 and 100 BC, or, according to a more recent view, in 205 BC. After the knowledge of this technology was lost at some point in antiquity, technological artefacts approaching its complexity and workmanship did not appear again until the development of mechanical astronomical clocks in Europe in the fourteenth century. All known fragments of the Antikythera mechanism are kept at the National Archaeological Museum, in Athens, along with a number of artistic reconstructions of how th