In the first post I would like to show something related to the perceptual strange loops described by Hofstadter.
We have a simple application for contour recognition based on Fourier properties. The screenshot shows the raw contours in blue and the corresponding affine-normalized versions in yellow. We have clicked on one "A" and then all the similar shapes are shown in red:
The interesting thing is that the system also recognizes an "A" on its own "output" (the bottom-right window). In some sense, it sees that it is seeing an "A".
I'd like to work on this, trying to create some kind of feedback loop which reinforces itself and stabilizes the perceived entities.