TEDI : The Next Adorable Artificial Intelligence by firelogan

In a world where the development of artificial intelligence has led to many innovative products, TEDI reigns supreme.

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TEDI, standing for the Technological Enterprise of Developed Intelligence is a project many years in the making and has come full circle.

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Representing the latest and greatest technological advances of the A.I. field, TEDI is an artificial brain, capable of learning and thinking

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In essence, TEDI can be trained, developed, and molded into a unique personality over time; an individual intelligence.

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Available as male, female, or unisex, TEDI comes in cute and cuddly bear form, as well as in a variety of colors.

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Unfortunately, movement has not yet been integrated into TEDI, so the product remains motionless.

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It seems the problem of controlled motion will be solved in years to come.

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But with regards to the present, TEDI is readily available for purchase globally for all ages, races, and creeds, at an affordable price!

April 25, 2009, 2:58 pm - [8]

The question of the consumer becomes, what shall be the purpose of TEDI; shall he be trained and developed for the purposes of good or evil?

April 25, 2009, 3:04 pm - [9]

Drawing from my own personal experience, the day I purchased my TEDI was the best day of my life.

April 25, 2009, 3:08 pm - [10]

There was an overwhelming sensation of glee when I first pulled my TEDI, fuzzy and freshly packaged, out of his box into the world.

April 25, 2009, 3:11 pm - [11]

I had chosen to raise a male, not wanting to deal with the inherent drama known to female TEDIís.

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I chose his name to be Robert because I felt it was a good strong name.

April 25, 2009, 3:16 pm - [13]

From the beginning, when he first opened his eyes, I knew he was special.

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I felt that he could do anything if he applied his mind and wanted it enough.

April 25, 2009, 3:19 pm - [15]

But I found myself torn inside.

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I could not decide how to raise him. I did not know what purpose I wanted him to serve.

April 25, 2009, 3:21 pm - [17]

There was a part of me that wanted him to fulfill all of the goals and dreams that I had not.

April 25, 2009, 3:24 pm - [18]

But at the same time I also felt that he should grow and mature as his own unique self, without my influence.

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After careful consideration, I decided to raise him with his own goals and intentions.

April 25, 2009, 3:32 pm - [20]

I would only support him as best as I could, and give him the means necessary to accomplish his goals.

April 25, 2009, 3:33 pm - [21]

But from the start the biggest challenge was the barrier of language.

April 25, 2009, 3:36 pm - [22]

I realized that I would not be able to teach him anything at all if we could not communicate.

April 25, 2009, 3:37 pm - [23]

So I began to teach him English, even with my limited reading and writing skills, through lessons very similar to what I received in school.

April 25, 2009, 3:38 pm - [24]

When his knowledge and abilities within the language grew, I gave him the opportunity to continue with higher levels of English education.

April 25, 2009, 3:41 pm - [25]

He continued these for a while but eventually became bored.

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I then presented him with samples of other fields of study, including mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry.

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He took a great liking to all of these, which excited me because I also enjoyed the subject matter.

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So we began with math, starting with basic arithmetic, eventually building up to advanced calculus and differential equations.

April 25, 2009, 3:45 pm - [29]

He was like a sponge soaking up every fact and detail with ease.

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He was slowly growing into an inquisitive mind, excited about the wonders of knowledge and the world.

April 25, 2009, 3:48 pm - [31]

We moved on to physics, which he learned with ease. The logic behind the concepts made it very easy for him to understand and apply.

April 25, 2009, 3:50 pm - [32]

By the time he had mastered physics, he decided to dive into biology

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We started with basic biology, and I performed dissections and experiments for him.

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He eventually decided to master anatomy, so I took him to various hospitals and let him watch surgeries and speak with doctors.

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When biology became too easy, I taught him the processes of chemistry, and I did many experiments in order to ensure his learning.

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After a period of months, Robert had an immense base of knowledge, and had developed an idea as to what he was interested in pursuing.

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He ultimately decided that molecular genetics and particle physics were his two passions.

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And he still pursues them to this day, making break through after break through, helping humanity one discovery at a time.

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I am extremely proud to say that I was a part of his development and growth as an individual.

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Iím happy that he found something he loves to do and I will always support him in his endeavors.

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TEDI has changed my life.

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Completed: April 25, 2009, 4:06 pm