(We are now in UBC Cafe to continue SBF meeting. As Ilya's talking on APAN conference in Xi'an, I backchannelled to write about the other parts of P2R computing. )
is a new framework based on P2P computing. But the nodes becomes mixture of people and robots. And the interactions between people and robots become the new links of the new computing model. Thus it's totally different from P2P computing. The P2P computing was actually Peer to Peer, not people to people. So it's actually missing the link with social computing. Actually P2R is a really social+machine computing model which can transfer users micro-instruction into automatic computing.
Based on P2R base idea, we can see a big scenario that everyone has a robot hosted on some distributed server farms. Those robtos comsumes both computing power and storage of server machines. Thus the Internet can become real computing platform. However, those robots are not like crawlers from today's search engine because they are still machine insects without human interactions. The personal robots, however, serve only to their owners. In this way, the robot and the owner become a joint social identity of the real person. The relationship between People and Robot, can generate different scenarios: People2People, People2Robot, and Robot2Robot, etc. So P2R Computing actually can cover today's P2P computing range, also extend to future social computing realm.
I will try to follow the meme and discuss with more friends to generate more detailed architecture in a public way. I would appreciate your comments to see if we share the same ideas in any emergent angles.
Labels: Computing, P2P, P2R, Robot, Singularity
I was sleepless last night because of the meta memes and ideas of P2R(People to Robot) computing. I told my friend Ilay Eric Lee
this morning that I'm afraid I can't drive fast enough because i was over exited the whole late half night. We are now in Zhujiajiao
, a suburb town of Shanghai city with traditional China ancient water view. The Bum Cafe
is very comfortable that we can enjoy the view and tea from the wooden frame window. So we can be more free talking about my memes last night.
The meme, is about People to Robot computing. I'm in long term addict to AI in last 10 years and followed the trace of some futurist like Ray Kurzweil about Singularity for a long time. The bridge between Singularity and today is machine computing. And more detailed, some intelligent agents running and serve people's requirements. The problem we are facing today is all the agent software(or generally termed as "robot") are not personalized for a specified individual. So I think there must be a new era for the interaction of People to Robot beyond today's P2P computing.
The idea is very simple: everyone of us will have a robot(or more) service running somewhere on Internet that helps you process any tasks with instant interactions. You can chat with the robot anytime and delegate tasks to robot to accomplish in a queue or get immediate responses for some questions. The concept won't be new to many people who ever played with IM robots. However, those robots are not for personalized missions, e.g. backup some files to server. The personlized missions will cover all human activities like Q&A, search, streaming entertainment and data backup, etc. If you delegate all those tasks to a robot, who can also represent you to communicate and collaborate with other people(or their robots as well), it will be very computing power consuming, for sure. So it can should be well designed on architecture to ensure both functionalities and privacy protections. (Now it's time to back Shanghai, the post is to be coninued...)
Labels: Computing, P2P, P2R, Singularity