2010-08-10

Welcome to "Under NDA"

So, I started a Blog.
Last week after the office I went to the bar with the guys, and went on about another crazy side project, one of those that could change the world if ever completed. Robbie asked: "Do you ever get to write about these topics? If you did, how big the book would be?"
He left me thinking... and triggered the big question: if I was to write at least a line on these wild shots into technology, interoperability, robotics, BIM, would anyone be interested? Maybe I will inspire or influence an ongoing investigation even trigger a new one, or get in contact with people that are dealing with subjects that drive my attention.
I have to admit that I rarely push to conclusion these ideas, and quite often forget about them after some time. Maybe by keeping track of some of them I will be able to compile enough information to write a book (most likely the blog itself will be my only publication though!)
The title is meant to be puzzling: Discussions held "Under Non Disclosure Agreement" are supposed to be private... yet I am blogging about them.

Let me get this clear (and I will probably repeat it over and over again): ALL IDEAS OR PROJECTS EXPRESSED HERE REFER TO PERSONAL SIDE PROJECTS, AND ARE IN NO DIRECT CONNECTION TO ANY COMPANY I HAVE WORKED OR COLLABORATED IN THE PAST OR PRESENT. I DO NOT INTEND TO DISCLOSE PRIVILEGED INFORMATION OR REFER TO ONGOING PROJECTS. IF ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED HERE IS CONSIDERED TO BE AGAINST THIS STATEMENT, CONTACT ME AND I WILL AMEND THE PUBLICATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The coming posts will (hopefully) explain my thinking: I've read a lot about using Genetic Algorithm in an architectural design process, combining the "analytical approach to Design" that Prof. Baudizzone taught me in Uni, back in 1997. Yet I never got it implemented - the closest I got to it was a GWBASIC program for a Museum competition, that was not really using Genetic optimization.

Another long running project is the implementation of a collaborative Neural Network for an AI concept. Never got far either...

When I was 9 or 10 (maybe a bit more) I designed a series of robotic arms, based on cardboard and strings, and I kept the "blueprints" in a sealed envelope with bold "TOP SECRET" stamp... I will probably give that project a miss :P

Enough for now... I will keep you posted on the next challenge I come across or I throw in front of me.

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