Global Network of Dreams:GNOD

So after checking out information about IBM’s Watson Computer, I wanted to see what else was being done in the field of AI. In my search I found this website that claims it is helpful for finding new music, movies, and authors.  I try to read as much as possible, but I have trouble finding authors I enjoy reading. So this site, based on authors I like and dislike, gave me a list of authors to check out.  Here’s their description of what they’re trying to do, from the website:

Gnod is my experiment in the field of artificial intelligence. Its a self-adapting system, living on this server and ‘talking’ to everyone who comes along. Gnods intention is to learn about the outer world and to learn ‘understanding’ its visitors. This enables gnod to share all its wisdom with you in an intuitive and efficient way. You might call it a search-engine to find things you don’t know about.

Next I tried the Music Mapping feature, I typed in an artist I like and it brought up a moving matrix of other artists similar to the original, then I picked another from those and it kept bringing up artists I liked.

Though I saw no new musical artists I wanted to hear, I did get a good list of authors to check out.  Try for yourself, I’ve linked the Homepage, Music, Movie and Book pages below.  If anything it’s a great timewaster on a slow Wednesday afternoon.