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Chatbots, virtual assistants and robots ('bots' for short) produce grammatically correct sentences. But they are unable to reason logically in natural language, because they are lacking natural intelligence.

First, the basics of natural language:

It is well known that grammar provides structure to sentences. However, scientists have not discovered yet that laws of intelligence – which are embedded in grammar – provide a logical structure (=meaning), by which sentences make sense. And logic can be programmed.

Lacking this crucial knowledge, scientists have no other option than a top-down approach, in which rich and meaningful sentences are degraded to “bags of keywords”. Due to this degradation process, meaning gets lost, by which the current knowledge technology is unable to grasp the deeper meaning expressed by humans. I have a bottom-up approach. Disadvantage: Only in the long term applicable to everyday life.

Scientists are unable to understand natural intelligence

Scientists are unable to define intelligence as a set of natural laws. Therefore, they are also unable to add natural intelligence to bots. As a consequence, bots are lacking natural intelligence: Either they are limited to programmed dialogues, or the sentences they produce don't make sense.

I have a solution for the long term

I have knowledge, experience, technologies and results that no one else has. I am probably the only one in the world who has defined intelligence as a set of natural laws. And I know how to implement it in software. However, my open source solution is in direct conflict with the scientific view on the origin of natural intelligence, natural language and laws of nature.

I am using fundamental science instead of cognitive science:

• Autonomous reasoning requires both intelligence and language;
• Intelligence and language are natural phenomena;
• Natural phenomena obey laws of nature;
• Laws of nature (and logic) are investigated using fundamental science.

Using fundamental science, I gained knowledge and experience that no one else has:

• I have defined intelligence in a natural way;
• I have discovered a logical relationship between natural intelligence and natural language, which I am implementing and publishing as open source software;
• And I defy anyone to beat the simplest results of my CNL reasoner in a generic way: from natural language, through algorithms, back to natural language.

The Laws of Intelligence embedded in Grammar are demonstrated by:

Programming in natural language;
Reasoning in natural language:
      • drawing conclusions (more advanced than scientific solutions),
      • making assumptions (with self-adjusting level of uncertainty),
      • asking questions (about gaps in the knowledge),
      • detecting confirmations, conflicts and some cases of semantic ambiguity,
      • displaying of justification reports for the self-generated knowledge;
Multilingualism, proving: Natural languages have one common origin.

The invalidation of the theory of evolution as the explanation for the origin of intelligence, language and laws of nature:

• Despite exhaustive research, the theory of evolution still hasn't provided a satisfactory explanation for the origin of intelligence, language and laws of nature. Let alone, how they are related;
• According to the biblical world view, God has created laws of nature – including laws of intelligence – to make his creation run like clockwork. Being based on Natural Laws of Intelligence embedded in Grammar, only Thinknowlogy implements the intelligent function of words like definite article “the”, conjunction “or”, possessive verb “has/have” and past tense verbs “was/were” and “had”. Other Controlled Natural Language (CNL) reasoners are limited to sentences with “is/are” in the present tense. They don't accept the words mentioned above.

Thinknowlogy 2018r3

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God has created laws of nature to make his creation run like clockwork. It includes: Natural Laws of Intelligence embedded in Grammar. Thinknowlogy implements these natural laws of intelligence in software.