Bongupalah

Is AutoIt capable of this kind of programming?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Seeing AutoIt is only a scripting language, but full of features that make it as powerful as a programming language, would I be wrong to suppose that any algorithm can be implemented in it, such as those which join and manipulate symbols, and make meaningful transitions of thought using them, as though the script were a brain? I thought, perhaps it can only be done in C++ or Java or C#, but it intrigues me to think that it could be done in AutoIt. If it can, I would like to ask: What features of the language should I focus on learning and using most if I want to do this. And in your opinion, will I be, or has anyone ever been successful when they tried to do this in another language?

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Any scripting language would be a poor choice.  Your first task should be to do some research on current state of the art for AI systems...


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If you script up the rules, you can make a confined process act 'intelligently'...but it still only knows what you provided it.  Although a better word for intelligent would be efficient...or precise.

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If you script up the rules, you can make a confined process act 'intelligently'...but it still only knows what you provided it.  Although a better word for intelligent would be efficient...or precise.

There are supposed learning systems in the wild.  Although the definition of "learning" varies wildly, hence my advice to at least know what is current state of art...


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

True, I've seen youtubes of some app automating super Mario...and learning based on failing, and randomly pressing buttons to get further and further.  I think it becomes more a database of failures than a real 'learning' exercise.  But that's only one example.  Looking forward to some paradigm shift.

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Define "brain".


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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