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Code-Driven Neural Networks and Intent-Driven Wantware

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As we delve deeper into the distinctions between artificial intelligence (AI) driven by neural networks and the innovative wantware framework, it becomes essential to understand their operational models. This part explores how neural networks rely on data and algorithms, while wantware utilizes Meaning Coordinates to execute user intent directly, demonstrating a unique “Superset Approach” that enhances traditional models.

Neural Networks: The Code-Driven Paradigm

Neural networks operate on a code-driven model, heavily reliant on large datasets and complex algorithms for training. These systems learn through exposure to examples, adjusting their internal parameters to minimize errors over time. This model excels in environments with vast amounts of data and well-defined problems but often struggles with flexibility and real-time adaptability. The need for periodic retraining to accommodate new data or changing conditions can lead to significant operational delays and resource consumption.

Wantware: The Intent-Driven Model

In contrast, wantware introduces an intent-driven approach that bypasses the traditional code dependency. Central to this system are Meaning Coordinates, which directly translate human intent into executable actions. This process is deeply informed by Piercian/Triadic Semiotics, where signs (inputs) are interpreted in context to produce meaningful, actionable outcomes without the intermediate step of coding. Wantware’s model is not only about understanding instructions but also about executing them in a way that adapts to new inputs dynamically.

The “Superset Approach”

Wantware’s “Superset Approach” integrates the computational rigor of neural networks with the semantic flexibility of Meaning Coordinates. By doing so, it allows neural networks to be used where they are most effective, such as pattern recognition and prediction, while wantware handles the interpretation and execution of complex, context-dependent user intents. This synergy enhances the overall system’s adaptability and responsiveness, enabling it to perform well in environments that require real-time decision-making and adaptation.

Enhancing Neural Network Capabilities with Wantware

The integration of neural networks within the wantware framework allows for a more nuanced understanding and response to user needs. Wantware can dynamically adjust neural network outputs based on continuous feedback from the environment or the user, effectively enhancing the neural network’s ability to deal with ambiguous or evolving scenarios without the need for retraining.


Part 2 of our series highlights the stark contrasts between the conventional, code-driven operational model of neural networks and the innovative, intent-driven approach of wantware. By leveraging Meaning Coordinates within the “Superset Approach,” wantware not only overcomes some of the inherent limitations of neural networks but also opens up new possibilities for their application in real-world scenarios. This sets the stage for exploring specific applications and benefits of this integration in Part 3.