Confucius computer

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Confucius Computer: Transforming the Future through Ancient Philosophy
Adrian David Cheok∗ Eng Tat Khoo† Wei Liu‡ Xiao Ming Hu§ Peter Marini¶Xiao Yuan Zhang , , , , , Mixed Reality Lab NationalUniversity of Singapore
Keywords: Cultural computing, Confucianism, illogical computing The core virtual model of Confucius also allows customized modules or even widgets. For example, Confucius Computerintroduces algorithms to filter and transform any type of music into “positive” music that could promote personal character development [Zeng 2004]. The system filters the timbre, rhythms and scale ofthe music and outputs the “positive” music. The output music is in the Chinese pentatonic scale which corresponds to the cosmological theory of the five elements [Huang 1963]. At the same time, basedon the ancient cycles of balance [Feng and Bodde 1952] and the five elements, the music is then visualized in the form of a dynamic Chinese painting. Another example is the Confucian cooking module.Confucius emphasized that being physically healthy is an act of filial piety. According to traditional chinese medicine, the human body is a miniature universe [Rong et al. 2007]. To maintain a healthybody is to maintain a balance of Yin-Yang. One way to achieve this is by choosing the correct food which is divided into hot, cold and neutral. Factors that influence the choice include the current bodystate and the external environment (e.g. season). Using deep modeling of such philosophy, the system allows users to gain insights into the complex concept of Yin-Yang in a unique context of food.1 Introduction
Confucius Computer is a new form of illogical computing algorithm based on the Eastern paradigms of balance and harmony, which are radically different from the ancient Greek logicnormally experienced in computing. The system uses new media to revive and model these historical philosophies and teachings, presenting them in new contexts, such as online social chat, music and food....