Posted 27 May 2002 at 20:27 UTC by scienceboy2 Share This

Wouldn't it be neat if you could just type in human languages? Program ANYTHING just by typing "GO by me a car, A pontiac, No wait! A Viper! You would tottaly control your robotics appliances. {CLICK BUTTON BELOW TO READ MORE}

My dad taught me PBASIC, but I don't even 100% understand that yet. But if you could program in just plain English, The possibilities would have no limits. A 7-Day Program could be complete in an hour. The only Syntax would grammer and spelling. ANYONE could program like a pro. That would be NICE. Nasa could easily control its robotics, army robots would be a cynch. Maybe one day, someone will come up with a compiler that strong.

True...true, posted 28 May 2002 at 03:43 UTC by kerap » (Apprentice)

True but if it reduced on programing time think of how much it would take building that language...whew headache!

That's cool, but wait..., posted 28 May 2002 at 11:06 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

If such a language was made, we'd all be out of jobs. Wait, we all are already out of jobs!!!

you think so, heh? junior, posted 28 May 2002 at 20:24 UTC by evilrobots » (Observer)

'GO buy a car' could mean if you won the game of 'GO', your dad may buy you a car. But you bet, i can beat your dad on the game of 'GO' .

It's not the language, but the algorithm., posted 28 May 2002 at 21:23 UTC by walter.anderson » (Journeyer)

No human language has the formality needed to clearly communicate algorithms to computers. The syntax of the computer language is the easiest part of the process. The process of developing the algorithms that need to be implemented is where the work is. No language can take the work out of thinking through the problem.

Just my $0.02

Context, posted 28 May 2002 at 22:36 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

At some point in the future we would hope that robots can understand and could understand the context for which someone is speaking and then carry out commands based on that context.

it's about LANGUAGE, posted 29 May 2002 at 12:48 UTC by evilrobots » (Observer)

algorithm is just one branch of mathematical languages and what algorithm can do for human is very limited. To let Robot know how to learn by itself, we first have to give it a GOOD language. There are different design principles about languages: declarative, imperative, lazy type, strict type etc. Existing hardware put constraints and side effects on the design principle of languages. But when there is breakthrough in hardware manufacturing process, there is a lag of time for people to realize that the language originally designed for the exsiting hardware should no longer be the only kind at our disposal for vast tasks we have on our hands. It is about time to re-examine those principles behind the design of computing languages.

In short, 'imagine new language' is a good start.

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