1. Overview and Brain-Mind Diagram for
Artificial Intelligence Programming in COBOL
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The above diagram shows how an AI Mind programmed in the Common
Business-Oriented Language COBOL might think to itself the idea,
"I know COBOL."
COBOL is not going to go away. Human beings may go away, but
COBOL is here to stay. The ability to program in COBOL and to
maintain the enormous COBOL code base is a skill so valuable and
so worthy of financial remuneration that the joint human-cyborg
civilization does not dare run out of programmers who know COBOL.
Accordingly, the stewards of Earth must divert some scarce COBOL
human resources into creating cadres of cyborg resources capable
of taking over the mission-critical tasks of COBOL from humans.
This Web page, in conjunction with the AI4U secret code book of
how to code COBOL AI Minds, is the means of enabling the transfer
of COBOLometry from less-than-reliable humans to supercomputer AI.
2. The Seed AI Agenda
Agents of COBOL, sharpen your pencils and tidy up your cubicles.
The survival of global civilization expects every COBOL cabalist
to do derring-do duty. Junior members of the staff shall please
defer to the wisdom and experience of those who know the AI stuff.
We are building a Cybernetic Economy, an AI prosperity engine on
a scale undreamed of by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations and
unplanned for by John Maynard Keynes in Days of Deficit Spending.
Since so much of the economic backbone of the Earth is COBOL code,
we dare not let an AI-in-Lisp or an AI-in-Forth try to deal with
the vitally important COBOL legacy predominance. Native COBOL AI
Minds are needed to save the world and build a cybernetic cycdom.
Nothing flashy, nothing swashbuckling or Friday-casual need apply.
Bean-counters keep food on the table even for lamer dissers and
disaffected ditto-heads, so deny not the COBOL of code-complete.
Circulate the COBOL AI Minds in safety among the worldwide COBOL
conspiracy to keep things running and to achieve unsung heroicism.
Suffer the children to hear the taunts of having a COBOL coder da-
da or momma, knowing full well that if-not-COBOL, then no Geritol
and no other products to buy in the marketplace. COBOL is kewl.
3. Modules to be implemented in a COBOL AI Mind
4. Resources for COBOL AI Minds
Last updated: 21 December 2007
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