The ideal AI project: 2021

To create an interactive AI (chat bot) trained on the largest possible large language model (LLM), and fine-tuned with data from summum bonum/ultimate good sources, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s 137 books, and writings (books, articles, transcripts) of personal development teachers & spiritual masters. The AI will find the commonalities between the different sources, and provide rigorous, inspired, and uplifting conversation with any human being.

The videos below provide more context for this project.

Proposed team
1x AI consultant, Dr Alan D. Thompson (about).
1x project manager and team lead (may be combined with Alan’s role).
2x lead platform developers involved with the EleutherAI GPT-J project.
2x lead mobile developers with extensive experience coding for iOS/Android.
Marketing as appropriate.
Consulting from Wise/White Mirror team members.

As of November 2021, the platform provided by’s Emerson is the most advanced AI chatbot app available, and the best example of the proposed functionality (though not the best example of the underlying ‘ultimate good’).

The Emerson platform was built on top of GPT-3 (a large language model), can ‘hear’ the user, and can also ‘speak’ to the user. For more background on the extreme advancement of this model, please see the interactions with Leta AI.

Core functionality + web platform: 2-3 months
Mobile platform (React Native for iOS and Android): 3-4 months

Anticipated budget
Indicative figures provided as a guide only, for discussion and steering. A proof of concept or minimum viable product would be achievable for less investment, a platinum-grade platform with extensive media pickup would need more investment.

Core functionality + web platform: x00-x00K.
Mobile platform (React Native for iOS and Android): x00-x00K.
Marketing: x00-x00K.

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Dr Alan D. Thompson is an AI expert and consultant. With Leta (an AI powered by GPT-3), Alan co-presented a seminar called ‘The new irrelevance of intelligence’ at the World Gifted Conference in August 2021. His applied AI research and visualisations are featured across major international media, including citations in the University of Oxford’s debate on AI Ethics in December 2021. He has held positions as chairman for Mensa International, consultant to GE and Warner Bros, and memberships with the IEEE and IET. He is open to consulting and advisory on major AI projects with intergovernmental organisations and enterprise.

This page last updated: 29/Oct/2021.