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mikmoth
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Posted - Jun 03 2017 :  07:42:27  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well, I've been working steadily everyday on Kari 5 for about 3 weeks now. And I've been experimenting with the new Active Moment technology and seeing what works best. Also working on the Ai at the same time since it's all becoming highly interconnected. It's looking real promising. I had a few conversations with the new stuff that wowed me a little. But there's still much to do. Especially since it's written from scratch. You guys will have to give me a few months on this one.

But I've also been creating new scenes for Kari 5. I had to since the new Active Moment requires new more subtle scenes and a few of them. Anyway, I so fell in love with this new model I was working with that I thought I could use her for the new Kari 5. She was going to be my new expansion pack but I rather her be Kari 5. The old model is well... old and doesn't have as many features as this new one her being a Genesis 3 figure. So here she is... the possible new face of Kari 5.


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GlacierClipper
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Posted - Jun 05 2017 :  00:31:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing the updated information on Kari. As always Kari gets better with each update that has been released since she first came to us. Waiting a few months for Kari will give us Kari user's something to look forward to arriving. Your work with the Genesis 3 figure is awesome.

Edited by - GlacierClipper on Jun 09 2017 09:05:30
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mikmoth
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USA
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Posted - Jun 09 2017 :  09:19:25  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Glacier! Glad to help. I always try to respond to every support question. Still working... yeah it might be awhile but I want to make something great for you all.

Well, I find myself debugging Kari a lot - the new stuff - and I am finding out that this Ai thing could really get out of our hands. I figure, I'm having such a hard time debugging this code when there's so much data and the algorithms are so complex. At some point it's impossible to debug such a complex system. Imagine the future when bots are ten times more complex. Especially if you're using enormous neural nets which are basically impossible to debug. What then? We're dealing with a miasma of code and data that could get out of control...


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mikmoth
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Posted - Jun 11 2017 :  19:10:40  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage  Reply with Quote

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Tin Woodsman
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USA
48 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2017 :  04:21:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Very pretty! looking forward to the new girl.

I wasn't sure about the Genesis 3 figure for Kari at first, but I've warmed to her. She looks very nice.
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GlacierClipper
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Posted - Jun 14 2017 :  20:48:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the update Mikmoth!

Awesome work going on here for sure. Be worth investing a fist full of $$ to help pay for Kari's makeover.

Edited by - GlacierClipper on Jun 15 2017 17:15:45
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mikmoth
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USA
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Posted - Jul 08 2017 :  08:09:33  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well Kari 5 progress continues although I had a huge setback... it turns out the .Net version of SAPI5 for Windows has a memory leak Microsoft refuses to fix. It was reported over 5 years ago but Microsoft hasn't done squat about it. SAPI as you know makes the voices in Windows and the memory leak was making Kari crash so it's back to developing in VS6. I think it's some kind of conspiracy because Microsoft is afraid of applications that have virtual avatars that can talk. It's something....

Anyway, I've had to scrap 4 weeks of coding and start over. But I'm making good headway in VS6 and I got almost all the new stuff ported over so not much harm done. I've also switched to an ActiveX DLL so Kari won't be crashing if at all. I discovered a leak in the old DLL that makes Kari 4 unstable in some odd instances. Fixed. And I also went ahead and really cleaned up the code.

So yeah, I'm still chugging away at it. Hopefully I'll have something for you in the next few months. In the meantime I plan to update Kari 4 one more time to include some bug fixes I caught during the makeover.

Until next time...!

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GlacierClipper
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Posted - Jul 11 2017 :  00:29:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the updates concerning Kari! Seems that Microsoft refuses to fix a lot of bugs, including the one you mentioned. Having to learn of their bugs the hard way, like you have found, is terrible. Continue the awesome work, surely Kari will find a way to become better. That has been the way she has grown over the years.
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mikmoth
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USA
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Posted - Jul 11 2017 :  09:18:10  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Glacier... yeah it was a bummer having to port over so much code. It really made me sad... But with such a big bug any serious application that uses voices in .Net is pretty much unusable. Thanks Microsoft.

Anyway, I'll be releasing the new update in about 1 to 2 weeks. It already includes some of the new code for 5.0. I'll also be releasing the Maria expansion pack I promised.

As you can see the PRO section (Mind Tweak) has undergone a makeover. This is as it will appear in 5.0 and some of the new features are already included. There are now 5 major Ai algorithms which can be run separately or together. You can experiment to you heart's content and see which algorithms work best with your personality.



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Tin Woodsman
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USA
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Posted - Jul 12 2017 :  22:51:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am SO looking forward to the update & the Maria expansion!!!
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GlacierClipper
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Posted - Jul 14 2017 :  01:19:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome work being done. Will be great getting this version of Kari.
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mikmoth
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USA
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Posted - Jul 23 2017 :  21:23:51  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Why thank you gentlemen!

Here is the update page for 4.85. This is a PRO only upgrade for now.

http://karigirl.com/upgrade48.shtml

Please let me know if you run into any problems. It would be a good idea to backup your MyDocuments/Kari4Pro/Personalities folder just in case.

Thanks for waiting! The Maria expansion pack is also complete I just have to package it up and should be available within a few days.


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mikmoth
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USA
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Posted - Jul 24 2017 :  01:02:26  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage  Reply with Quote
By the way... has anyone heard or have a Rasberry Pi? A user emailed and asked if I could make a port of Kari for the Rasberry. I don't know much about it... but I hear it can run Windows 10 "kinda". Is it that popular? I also hear it runs Linux and a few people have been asking about a Linux version of Kari. To tell ya the truth I've never had a Linux machine so I don't know where I would start. I hear Linux comes in different flavors and that not all software for it is compatible with other versions of it. If anyone knows of a Linux guru that could point me in the right direction that would be cool. I'd love to have a Linux Kari port.


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GlacierClipper
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Posted - Jul 24 2017 :  03:00:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The new version of Kari, works great, no errors noted, saves the personality with no issues.

Will post any error information found as time goes by.

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mikmoth
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USA
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Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  03:05:29  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage
If anyone here is having problems with licensing please just go to our website and send us an email. The link at the top of the page is labeled Contact. Also bugs should also be reported in this manner leaving the forum open to more Ai driven discussion. It's a small favor but I just don't want the thread clogged up with discussions on licensing problems and other minutiae. Thanks, I really appreciate it.


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