So this is happening to me, and I guess sooner is better than later. I would like to have a specific idea to develop (and code!) so I am turning back to the self-evolving drawing machine idea. I realized that given the very limited time it is nearly impractical to complete my research on the online privacy issue and develop a great idea that is proper as a thesis project. I would like to save all research that I’ve already done on this matter as a theme for my future project and I’m still working on the readings that I found.
Get back to the drawing machine that learns from human drawing, I finished the brush stroke and drawing API encapsulation last semester. From now on until the end of the semester, I would like to finish the genetic algorithm for evolving machine aesthetics and the publishing module, so that I can at least setup a solid basis for this project. Even if I cannot finish all features that I planned, I will still be able to have a running platform to improve the underlying intelligence on.