[ot] fractal graphic filter

Randall Lee Reetz randall at randallreetz.com
Mon Feb 2 13:00:44 EST 2009

This is the AI stuff from the Palm guy... correct?  I have looked at  
this.  And yes, Jff Hawkins (co-author of On Intelligence) gets it!

Compression in this context means the reduction towards general or  
prototypical forms that are then stored with modifiers that enumerate  
the delta between a specific incarnation and that prototype.


On Feb 1, 2009, at 3:02 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:

> Randall-
> Sunday, February 1, 2009, 12:40:58 PM, you wrote:
>> The problem with fractal compression is that it like all
>> compression schemes is usually applied indiscriminately to a whole
>> file.  A scheme that works best for some data doesnt always work
>> best for others.  The real breakthrough will involve an entropy
>> metric that can be used to self optimize a scheme to regions and
>> others other other regions... Setting up a topograhic mapping of
>> compressions as directed by the morphology of that data.  Do that
>> and you can selectively and accurately reduce an image (or any other
>> data set) to more general terms.  For instance, if a filter were
>> able to extract obects (humans, plants, buildings, furnature,
>> infrastructure, land use, animals, equipment) into semantic
>> primitives, it sould describe and store reality the way our brains
>> do while we sleep.  Achieving million-to-one compression ratios.
> Sounds like you may be interested in what Numenta's up to...
> www.numenta.com
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