* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurisko - ... a computer program composed of different heuristics (rules of thumb) which it used for learning and for creating and modifying its own heuristics. Having been fed hundreds of pages of rules for the Traveller science fiction wargame, EURISKO began running simulated battles between different fleets of its own design, abstracting useful principles into new heuristics and modifying old ones with the help of its creator. When EURISKO was eventually entered into a tournament, the fleet of its design won the contest single-handedly.
* http://www.opencog.org/ - With the ultimate goal of developing beneficial AGI, OpenCog aims to provide research scientists and software developers with a common platform to build and share artificial intelligence programs.
IRC: irc.freenode.net #opencog - Starting in September 2008 a series of weekly, IRC-based OpenCogPrime tutorial sessions will be carried out ... feel free to join in!