Discoveries on Demand: Discovering the Algorithm of Discovery 
Dr. Boris Stilman, University of Colorado Denver, USA & STILMAN Advanced Strategies, USA


I will introduce participants to the hypothesis that there exists a universal meta-algorithm, the Algorithm of Discovery (AD), the ultimate tool utilized by our brain for discovering new algorithms and perfecting the existing ones. The AD should be based directly on the Primary Language of the human brain (as suggested by J. von Neumann). One of the goals of our research is to understand the AD to the level, which will permit its computer modeling by producing discoveries on demand. Our approach to understanding the AD is to replay manually past discoveries by applying the simulated AD. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate application of the simulated AD for obtaining a major result in Linguistic Geometry (LG), a type of game theory that permits constructing intelligent strategies for opposing games. This result is related to discovering an algorithm for constructing (not searching) intelligent strategies for a class of opposing games and, simultaneously, prove optimality of those strategies. Prior knowledge of the issues included in the tutorial is not required.


Boris Stilman received MS in Mathematics from Moscow State University, Russia, and two PhDs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from National Research Institute for Electrical Engineering, Russia. In 1972-1988, based on his 17-year experience in the research project PIONEER led by a former World Chess Champion Professor Mikhail Botvinnik, Dr. Stilman developed Linguistic Geometry (LG), a new theory for solving abstract board games. In 1991-2018, Dr. Stilman continued development of the theory and applications of LG at the University of Colorado. A leap in the development LG was made in 1999, when he (with a group of scientists and engineers) founded STILMAN Advanced Strategies, LLC. A growing number of applications of LG developed at STILMAN passed comprehensive testing and powered intelligent defense systems around the world. In 2010, Dr. Stilman broadened the scope of his research on intelligent systems via investigating the structure of the Primary Language of the human brain.

Dr. Stilman published several books and over 200 research papers. He is a recipient of numerous R&D awards. More information about Dr. Stilman and his research can be found at http://www.stilman-strategies.com/bstilman/boris_papers/RESUME.pdf