Wisdom of (Web) Crowd based A. I.

Rafal Rzepka


We don't know much about mechanisms that rule our thinking, talking or reasoning. We know that emotions and experiences are involved, that they help us telling good from bad but we don't really know details of mind machinery which is responsible for our more or less conscious decisions.

Philosophy, in its ancient meaning of the word which includes mastering fields from linguistics through maths and biology to psychology, tries to give us answers by discovering new facts and proposing new hypothesis. Cognitive science gives us new insights but concentrates on a human being, not giving us sufficient knowledge to build a generally intelligent machine - universal, safe and yet helpful.

My research goal is to create an algorithm for discovering truths about our instincts (including language one described by Chomsky or Pinker), primordial feeling (as Damasio names it) in order to achieve a perception base for universal intelligence.  

As we don't know yet the answer to the question "how does the brain create ontological subjectivity?", I propose to make a system that is able to reverse-engineer humans by automatic analysis of their behavior. Because our robots' sensory capabilities are still far from perfect, I concentrate on knowledge hidden in billions of sentences being written online and by using Natural Language Processing methods I am trying to see what masses can teach a machine in order to make it more intelligent (emotionally /socially intelligent = emphatic).


Toward Automatic Reverse Engineering

I work as Assistant Professor at

Language Media Laboratory, Hokkaido University, Japan.

My topics are Commonsense Knowledge, Affective Computing and Machine Ethics.

Let me know if you are interested in co-research, scholarships, internships or students exchange programs! I am looking forward to exchanging ideas between different fields of science as it is probably the best way to push AI field forward.