Classics Course in Latin AI updated by Mentifex Mindmaker

Skip to first unread message

A.T. Murray

Feb 10, 2021, 2:26:25 AMFeb 10
Classics Course in Latin AI

The Latin AI course, like the Russian AI course, is a special version of the English-language AI 101, AI 102, and AI 103 series in the year-long community college AI course leading to the Certificate for AI Mind Maintainer.

Although knowledge of both Latin and a computer programming language may be considered as prerequisites for the Latin AI course, a student could be learning Latin and programming concurrently with the taking of this course.

Week 01: Neuroscience and Theory of Mind
Using Artificial Intelligence in Ancient Latin or pertinent webpages as the textbook, we assign
Appendix A. Natural Language through Abstract Memory; and
Appendix B. Brain-Mind: Know Thyself! to be read as the basis for the discussion and comprehension of a Theory of Mind for artificial intelligence.
We invite the students to study the Latin names of brain structures:

Week 02: Computer Science
We introduce JavaScript or Perl another programming language, such as Python. Students should already know at least one programming language, or should be in the process of learning a programming language. A computer science adept may ideally be intent upon coding the Latin AI in a programming language that does not yet have a Latin AI Mind.

Week 03: Linguistics
Students should either already know Latin syntax and inflectional word-endings, or be in the process of learning them.

Week 04: Sensorium and Motorium
Students shall study first the Sensorium module as the initial pathway of auditory input into the memory of the Latin AI. Instructors will contrast the Sensorium module for input with the robot Motorium module for output.

Week 05: OldConcept and NewConcept
Students shall learn that the sensory inputs lead to concepts in the Mens Latina, and that either old concepts are recognized or a new concept is formed when a Latin word is not recognized as being an already known, old concept.

Week 06: InStantiate and LaParser
The class shall learn that the Latin-parsing LaParser module and the InStantiate module work together to achieve Natural Language Understanding of Latin sentences of input to the AI Mind.

Week 07: AI Main Loop and PraeScium Mindboot Sequence
Learning about the MainLoop module will include the fact that the PraeScium sequence is called only once to load the AI Mind with some basic Latin vocabulary to get the AI up and running with the ability to learn more Latin words from human users. Students shall interact with the AI Mind and create transcripts of their interaction showing various features and functions of the AI Mind.

Week 08: ReJuvenate for Immortal AI
Academics will admit that the ReJuvenate module is necessary only if the artificial intelligence has such a limited memory that it becomes necessary to forget the oldest memories in order to make room for new memories.

Week 09: Free Will and Volition
Before the study of thinking in Latin, which along with emotion is a component of free will or volition, students shall learn that the volition module calls the emotion module and the Latin-thinking module.

Week 10: LaThink Module for Thinking in Latin
Latin thinking is so different from English thinking (but not so different from Russian thinking), that the Mens Latina AI Mind must include software routinmes that focus more on inflectional endings in Latin than on the word-order (syntax) that matters so much in English.

Week 11: Indicative and Imperative Moods
Instead of forming Latin sentences itself, the LaThink module calls a subordinate module such as Indicative to assemble concepts and their Latin words into an example of Cogito Ergo Sum, or "I think, therefore I am." Although Latin makes heavy use of the subjunctive mood, our primitive Latin AI Mind does not yet include a Subjunctive mind-module, which an enterprising student may yet create.

Week 12: LaNounPhrase and LaPronoun
LaNounPhrase finds Latin nouns to be included in a sentence of Latin thought. The not-yet-coded LaPronoun module, instead of repeating a Latin noun excessively, shall replace the noun with a Latin pronoun.

Week 13: LaVerbPhrase
The module for Latin verb-phrases finds a Latin verb for inclusion in cogitation. The module searches for a Latin verb conforming with parameters such as person and number. If the correct Latin verb form is not found in auditory memory, the LaVerbPhrase module calls the LaVerbGen module to generate the required Latin verb form.

Week 14: LaVerbGen creates missing verb-forms.
Students will tweak software to show whether a verb is simply being found in memory or is being generated by LaVerbGen.

Week 15: LaAdjective and Adverb
These modules must yet be coded to handle Latin adjectives and adverbs.

Week 16: ConJoin Module for Compound Sentences
The ConJoin mind-module supplies a Latin conjunction to connect things like two nouns or two verbs or two phrases. Typically ConJoin is called when several concepts are simultaneously activated and therefore warrant being joined together by a conjunction, as in the Latin sentence, "Divide et impera," or "Divide and conquer."

Week 17: LaPrep for Latin Prepositions
Since the PraeScium mindboot sequence already contains almost all the Latin prepositions, the Latin AI Mind is predisposed both to recognize a Latin preposition as input and to select a Latin preposition as output.

Week 18: SpreadAct for Spreading Activation
SpreadAct mind-module helps the Mens Latina to answer questions in Latin

Week 19: Inference for Automated Reasoning
The Latin AI has achieved automated reasoning with logical inference. If we tell the AI, "Marcus est puer," ("Marcus is a boy"), the AI asks us, "LEGITNE MARCUS LIBROS?" ("Does Marcus read books?").

Week 20: Metempsychosis -- AI Soul Travel
A more advanced Latin AI will be able to move from website to website by copying itself at a new location while deleting itself at the old location.

Week 21: Singularity
We are on the verge of a Technological Singularity so drastic that we cannot see beyond it.

Week 22: Review for Final Exam

See AI 101 AI 102 AI 103 year-long community college course curriculum for AI in English.
Subject to change without notice -- Latin AI course -- English AI course


Mar 19, 2021, 8:15:40 AMMar 19
Thanks Murray,

I am a novice Latin learner and an experienced programmer.
Sounds like an interesting read and practice of Latin!

Will check your book out.

A.T. Murray

Mar 20, 2021, 12:37:24 AMMar 20
On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 5:15:40 AM UTC-7, yan wrote:
> Thanks Murray,
* I am a novice Latin learner and an experienced programmer.
I am a novice programmer and an experienced Latin-speaker.

By coding a JavaScript AI in Latin, I am trying to shock the AI community into appreciating my AI work..
* Sounds like an interesting read and practice of Latin!
The main achievement of the Latin AI is that it understands simple Latin regardless of word-order.
> Will check your book out.
The book "Artificial Intelligence in Ancient Latin" is not at all necessary for studying the Latin AI.

It is mainly a kind of "waving the flag" in front of the general AI community.

Thank you for taking an interest in the Latin AI Mind.

Arthur T. Murray

A.T. Murray

Jul 16, 2021, 12:50:20 AMJul 16
On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 5:15:40 AM UTC-7, yan wrote:
Flash news on Thursday July 15, 2021 Somebody has gone to

and bought a paperback copy of the AI-in-Ancient Latin book, as shown by the sales rank:

Product details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (November 16, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 141 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8565752168
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.6 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.32 x 9 inches

Best Sellers Rank: #304,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#383 in Artificial Intelligence & Semantics

If it was you, thank you.
The $0.99 Kindle eBook version has sold four copies in the USA, one in The Netherlands.

If only someone would write a review on Amazon of the Kindle eBook or paperback version.

Thanks in advance,


Arthur T. Murray
Reply all
Reply to author
0 new messages