Common basic knowledge for artificial intelligence algorithms
Completed on 05-Jul-2015 (19 days)

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The remaining projects in varocarbas.com and the "about me" page should provide a good general impression about my background and attitude. Nonetheless, bear in mind that I consider myself as a (knowledgeable) partial outsider to the exact area of expertise underlying this whole project.

During over the last 7 years, I have been working as a programmer and numerical modeller with a major focus on innovative and from-scratch developments. In fact and as a direct consequence of my self-imposed hard conditions (i.e., always aiming for the highest goals despite my limited availability of resources, support and recognition), I am sure that my understanding in certain subfields is even deeper than usual among persons who have followed a more standardised and protective learning process within the specialised research world (e.g., PhD/PostDoc or full-time-at-big-companies researchers). That is: my current heterogeneous knowledge is the result of having combined my formal (heterogeneous) education, an unorthodox R&D-focused professional activity and my eminently practical attitude. On the other hand, I do recognise my limited experience in very large projects of any kind; both from a pure theoretical perspective (e.g., very big implementations) and from the point of view of coordinating a complex group of isolated elements (e.g., project involving many persons with different interests).

I am in a position to share some of my ideas because of my relevant knowledge and expertise in this field; but always by bearing in mind my low experience in the academic (and/or top-funded) research and large projects. Nevertheless, this last limitation is perhaps one of the most attractive features of the current project: written by a person who is not completely aware about the exact difficulties justifying the applicability to this specific situation of the statement "why what should be can rarely be?".

In summary, I hope that my theoretical & practical background together with my (self-assessed) good summarising skills will allow me to write some worthy ideas, which might eventually be taken as fresh-breeze insights by the true experts when having to face the development of a system on these lines.