Author Archives: Per Lindholm

Mathematical Question – Could You Use Machine Learning To Find The Shape Of A Number?

We have the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9. But what are the most accurate or best shape of the numbers? That is. You don’t know exactly what a number looks like. But you want to use calculations to find out.

So my idea is would be to use machine learning and an evolutionary algorithm to generate the shape of the numbers.

The idea is to use unsupervised learning for a set of number images that start with random pixels. The strategy is that the images gets the right label from different relations. That is. You could have the problem to cluster the images into odd and even. So it would happen that picture1 gets label ”odd” and picture2 gets label ”even” and so on.

Based on the miss classifications you get for every thinkable problem. You then use an evolutionary algorithm to evolve a better picture0 to picture9.

One such problem could be to use an ?active handwriting filter to see if the pictures produce good output. Also rotating the numbers could reveal that the typical 6, 9 problem and be a cause for the recognition and genetic algorithm to change the picture representations.

//Per Lindholm

Example – AI Assisted Search For Innovation

To find new innovative products I think you can use machine learning or AI. Here is an example of a ?unlikely innovation hit by youtube video selector. The connection is simple. A flashlight or helmet light that uses multiple LEDs in different directions.

The idea is that you program machine learning searches that humans then can use as easy inspiration or guide. The idea to use AI for innovation I think is very important for our ability to handle future challenges. Climate and more.

Startup Product Idea – Drawing Tablet Pen For The Smartphone

I tested my simple aiptek tablet with a smartphone. It worked better than I expected. So good in fact that I am convinced a standalone bluetooth pen. Capable of drawing on a table. Acting like a drawing mouse on the smartphone screen. Is a very good product.

If you make it as cheap as a pc mouse than I believe it could be a very important accessory to the phone. Drawing on the phone screen is not very smart since the size is so small. Better to use the whole table area and a blue tooth ?mouse pen. Or like a drawing tablet cover like the below image.

Engineering Idea – Should There Exist An Acceleration Fuse Plug For Consumer Products?

I wonder. Since you probably have a sensor in your phone that senses acceleration. Then would it not be good. If it so happens that you drop any household product. That the power is cut.

It could also be that the product is lifted when the power is on which is very dangerous. Then I think we should have a sensor should that cuts the power.

So with this you can not easily endanger yourself and only charge the phone safely.

Job Idea – Africa Could Need Online Course Makers

With information abundant on the web in the form of news articles and perhaps low earnings. A better job idea for Africa could be to create online courses. A ”Pay what you want” option might make it easier to get started.

There are plenty of programming and IT courses I wish existed.

Come to think of it. I believe this could be an excellent strategy and motivator for learning a profession. You study for the type of developer you want by creating a course in it.

I think every township in Sweden needs a public hub for people to get together and explore different opportunities.

Further I believe you need to create markets. One such idea is to take a solar powered projector and open it up for African makers of e-learning courses. This way you have something like offline MOOCs in rural areas. At the same time you create all the benefits associated with having markets. Which is important for sustaining progress.

The courses does not need all the fancy equipment. I think it can be done with the video camera on a smartphone.  Key Education Idea – Let The Students Create Their Own Khan Academy Style Videos


Physics Philosophy Guess – Smart Light Emission?

Everything should be smart so why waste light.

Inspired by Blender 3D raytracing engine. You can set the number of samples the software will use. But for many scenes the amount of samples will never seem to be enough.

Could this problem also exist in the universe? I mean. The energy conservation law gives you a limited amount of light or samples you can use. But the images of reality we see are not noisy.

From this I wonder if there exist a smart photon emission decision system in physics.

Blender has this smart denoise filter for different classifications of raytracing functions. Inspired by this I wonder if there exists a physics system. With several denoise filter layers. That gives back decision information to the atoms.

The idea is that the universe cant afford to waste energy so it has to scatter light as smart as possible.

Philosophically we could have experienced a universe with much noise or much blurriness (few samples). But if the universe is smart then there should exist other possibilities.

So inspired by Blenders smart denoise filters. Could light exist as different types of waves? Depending on the light path. Be that transparency, diffuse, glossy, transmission or volume.

The reason is that this might make a smart smoothing of the image somehow. Without loosing detail.

So the idea is to see if machine learning could be used to create a ?wave function that produces a clear and fast image in 3D software. By a similar problem guess. This should indicate whats happening in the real world also.

Startup Idea – Family Newspaper?

As a way to save money for the reader. We should perhaps have a family newspaper. Something for the whole family. Everything from drawing/reading exercises, raspberry pi education, science to regular news. All bound in one newspaper.

So the idea is for a startup to put together a “newspaper” filled with articles for the whole familiy.

Agriculture Guess – Could Adapted LED Street Lights For Farm Land Improve Growth On Cloudy Days Or In Cold Climates?

We now have cheap effective LED lights. So I wonder. For outdoor farming not garden houses. Could there exist crop variates that can take a colder climate only the amount of available light is the same. I mean. This can be huge if this is a possibility.

Also for cloudy days. Could growth be kept at optimal levels with optional outdoor lighting via something like LED streetlights.

Idea – The Importance Of Art And Science In Machine Learning

The idea is simple. Art and science has gone together a long time. Imagination is important and comes from advancements in art. Now in machine learning I guess the situation is the same. We could use the strategy to advance art using machine learning to get some more useful science.

So the idea is to mix and come up with new machine intelligences to create music for instance. That is. Better art might require new algorithms that then could be used to advance science.

I think the strategy is faster since there exist much art material that we can compare with which is important in machine learning.

Iceberg Antarctica jul 2017

Swedish Battery Factory – Could This Lead The Way To A Super Battery?

The guess is that there exist different classes of batteries. Then there could exist a super battery. These might not be mobile class batteries but vehicle class.

How do you get to a super battery. I guess you can watch natural energy devices like the sun. But what comes to my mind is volcanoes. A lot of energy is in motion there.

There is something about the smell sulfur. It is as if the brain tells me there energy transformations here. It feels almost genetic. So if the brain suspects a smell has something to do with energy maybe there is some truth to it.

So the idea is that you could set generate new types of batteries by smell association. Are there other smells which some people associate with energy?

So what type of battery could do with sulfur. Does there exist volcano chemistry?

Strategically, I think this is an excellent opportunity for companies like Ericsson to make a comeback. With a much wanted product you can pretty much get into any market.

Inspired by volcanos. Could smoke enhance the effect of electricity? I mean it could happen naturally with lightning so what if physics is or rather ?gets adapted to these naturally occuring events.

Maybe can this knowledge lead to a battery system that have recharging periods with minimal exhaust. A fuelcell together with a battery in a system?

With this you could restrict charging while driving in areas affected by smog. So you have a smaller fuelcell together with the larger battery.

Volcano Chemistry??

Physics Guess – Could There Exist Two Energy Systems?

If everything has different classes. Why not forces. I mean. What is a smart force. Could it be a network of some kind acting at a distance like spooky action. How can different events be recognized as coming from a force. Could it be that the result is not random?

Then I thought. Should not this affect energy. So to solve this I wonder if energy could also classified into different groups. One being a network type energy.

This way you don’t break energy conservation laws since the two energy system are ?independent.

Just some thoughts this 6 jul 2017.

Software Idea – OpenGL Inspired 2D Drawing

I imagine. What if you can draw with shaders. Produce a 2D drawing with the tablet pen and have shader effects like in the node editor.

So the idea is to draw in 2D without the need to model a 3D object. Then let the software adapt the paint in some cool fashion.

Here I wonder if you could paint something like a reflection map, a depth field and combine these layers in a smart way.

Maybe its possible to draw with realtime rendering in openGL. Just because its possible.

So the target of the idea is to enhance paint tools with the functions of 3D software. I think this idea could produce some pretty impressive digital drawings.

Physics Guess – Could A Different Material Electric Resistance Indicate A New Function?

I speculated before that heat is not lost energy. Battery Speculation – Noise Reduction?.

So with this in mind. I speculate that. Could a material with a higher electric resistance be trying to achieve some other function?

Maybe are properties of materials clumped together too much.

What I want to know is what function could the material be ?preparing for when subjected to electricity. Are there different functions depending on the material.

Peace Project – World Countries Appreciation Days?

To break Internet viciousness towards people or countries. I wonder if we could have appreciation days. Like Google does with their logo giving attention to famous people only on a bigger and more broader scale. In news, TV media and more.

The reason for the idea is simple. For this world to achieve greatness. Its easier in a climate of goodness rather than the opposite.

Physics Guess – Sonoluminesence As The Near Singular Point Where Nothing Should Exist?

”Sonoluminescence is the emission of short bursts of light from imploding bubbles in a liquid when excited by sound.” – wikipedia

I wrote before ”Physics Guess – Is A Singularity A Point Where Nothing Can Exist?

From the sudden contraction I guess that sonoluminesence is a way for clearing the instance of a somewhat near singular point of any matter.

Peace And Happiness Idea – Universal Mini Vacation Trips?

A quick idea I got from the newspaper today. The goal of the idea is to find a way so that everyone can go on a vacation trip.

One such idea would be to build ”mini vacation places”. I don’t know but would it not be possible to place a number caravans in connection to a forest, lake or a park.

You don’t need to haul the caravan with the car since everything is in place. With a bus vacation transport you don’t even need a car.

With a mini vacation place near your home or place of work you can still work and the family does not need to stay at home.