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- The semantic web - A touch of intelligence for the internet?
908 - AN article from the Guarian on the semantic web by Ben Williamson and Libby Miller.
- McCarthy wins Benjamin Franklin Meda
757 - John McCarthy, professor emeritus of computer
- Phone butler organises your life
793 - BBC story on a Southhampton agent project.
- Bend it like Robo-Beckham
712 - Roboticists want to field a team of automatons in the 2050 World Cup that can win it all. Are they nuts? Or is this how progress is made?
- ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show
614 - ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show is an international art exhibition for robotic art and art-making robot to be held at the EYEBEAM Gallery in New York City on July 12-13, 2003.
- Are You Ready for Social Software?
688 - It's the opposite of project-oriented collaboration tools that places people
- Imagine Machines That Can See
663 - Robotics experts are turning to nature for guidance in making machines that see, hear, smell and
- swarming sensing robots for public safety
687 - University
- Designing Robots That can Reason and React
679 - Space Daily has an article about how Georgia Tech researchers are designing behavior-based robots that can reason and react.
- Bayesian filtering for spam (BBC)
585 - A BBC article on the use of Bayesian filtering for spam.
- Computers That Speak Your Language
627 - "Voice recognition that finally holds up its end of a conversation is revolutionizing customer service. Now the goal is to make natural language the way to find any type of information, anywhere." (Technology Review, June 2003)
- Self-Repairing Computers
657 - This Scientific American article (June 2003) discusses attempts to make computer systems more robust.
- HP Labs Creates ‘Virtual You’ Robot
626 - Why travel to far flung meetings when you can send your robot stand in. Plus, you can keep it's frequent flyer miles.
- AI Founder Blasts Modern Research
672 - "AI has been brain-dead since the 1970s," said AI guru Marvin Minsky in a recent speech at Boston
- automated telephone personas have detailed life stories
669 - The automated telephone `personas' that listen and respond to callers have detailed life stories. Nuance Communications used them to prepare voice actors that record speech components.
- Virtual Life-Forms Mutate, Shedding Light on Evolution
604 - A story on the use of genetic algoithms to study evolution in biological systems.
- Man or Machine? : Human or Robot?
569 - Part one of a three part story on artificial intelligence at health site drkoop.com.
- Integrate Web services and Semantic Web
564 - Tim Berners-Lee described how the semantic web ideas would enhanse web services at the Gartner Web Services and Application Integration conference in Los Angeles .
- Telcom Italia and Motorola partner on agents
86 - Telcom Italia and Motorola labs have announced a partnership promote the evolution and the adoption of JADE, the
- DAML-S/OWL-S 0.9 Release
79 - A new version DAML-S, an ontology for describing services using the semantic web langaue DAML+OIL has been released. There is also a translation into OWL.
- Google does ontologies
83 - Google has acquired Applied Semantics, a company developing ontology
- Making Intelligence a Bit Less Artificial
40 - This NYT article discusses attempts to make better recommendation
- CMU establishes robot hall of fame
41 - Carnegie Mellon University has established "The Robot Hall of Fame" to honor noteworthy robots, both real and fictional, along with their creators.
- Rats control robots at Georgia Tech
82 - The Hybrot, a small robot that moves about using the brain signals of a rat, is the first robotic device whose movements are controlled by a network of cultured neuron cells.
- Military robots to get swarm intelligence
54 - A battalion of 120 military robots is to be fitted with swarm
- Opentable.com models users for restaurants
0 - OpenTable.com, an online restaurant
- Wakamaru Bot at Your Service
84 - Wakamaru, a robot that is intelligent enough to assist patients at home, is designed to provide assistance to Japan's growing population of seniors. Elisa Batista reports from the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco.
- W3C Work On Semantic Web Draws Criticism
83 - The World Wide Web Consortium's recent release of working
- W3C advances Semantic Web drafts
40 - Aiming to rehabilitate both the technology and the image of its Semantic Web initiative, the Web's leading standards group has issued a number of updates and promised a spring and summer education campaign.
- OWL Web Ontology Language "last call" working drafts
34 - The W3C Web Ontology Working Group
- 2003 Loebner Prize Contest
36 - The Loebner Prize is an annual Turing Test, wherein contestants
- Toshiba to market new personal robot
39 - Toshiba will introduce their Personal Robot Prototype ApriAlpha at
- On the Backs of Ants
47 - Drawing heavily on the chemistry of biology, researchers from Humboldt University in Germany have devised a way for electronic agents to efficiently assemble a network without relying on a central plan.
- Real World Robots
82 - Newsweek: "They’re finally among us. They may not look like the Jetsons’ Rosie, but they are actually doing real jobs alongside humans—in homes, hospitals and on the battlefield"
- Promise of intelligent networks
42 - US researchers are working on ways to make wireless computer networks organise themselves and manage data traffic levels without any human intervention.
- New robot face smiles and sneers
48 - UTDallas's K-bot has a feminine face and is capable of 28 facial movements, including smiling, sneering, furrowing her brow and arching her eyebrows. She also has cameras in her eyes to recognise and respond to humans.
- P and G's agent-enabled supply chain network
43 - Procter and Gamble's use of agent-based modeling helped it transform its supply chain system so fundamentally that the company no longer even calls it a supply chain.
- Robotics club wrestles with miniaturization
43 - A story on the Vancouver Robotics Club where amateur
- Bee-like robot swarm wins MIT prize
40 - Swarming robots that can act in concert and mimic the behavior of bees have
- Falling prey to machines
75 - "Computer sentience is possible," said John Holland, professor of electrical engineering and computer science
- Artificial worlds used to unlock secrets of real human interaction
41 - Michael Macy, a sociologist at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., is using this powerful new tool to
- The Lord Of the Webs
82 - If the semantic web is to the web as elvish is to LOTR, then that makes TBL...
- Robots That Suck
51 - Have they finally come out with a robot for the rest of us?
- Games of infinite possibilities
77 - R. Michael Young, an assistant professor of computer science at N.C. State University, is studying ways to build artificial intelligence -- the ability of computers to act like humans -- into games so that users get movielike stories. With such technology a game could adjust to a player's actions and provide a different experience every time it is played.
- IBM aims to get smart about AI
48 - In the coming months, IBM will unveil technology that it believes will vastly improve the way computers access and use data by unifying the different schools of thought surrounding artificial intelligence. The Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) is an XML-based data retrieval architecture under development at IBM.
- Electrolux Trilobite vacuum robot
40 - Electrolux will being marketing it's Trilobite robotic vacuum cleaner.
- Robot performs in opera
95 - Kismet, the MIT robot, is featured in "Three Tales.", a new opera by Steve Reich. "Right at the end, there is a chilling little duet for humanity and technology, as Cynthia Breazeal, of M.I.T., converses with a sweet-faced, dulcet-voiced robot named Kismet. "Maybe you'll play with your yellow toy?" she coos, as if talking to a toddler. Kismet shoots her a cool, withering look. Curtain."
- Vanderbilt robot reads human emotions via wearable sensors
95 - A team at Vanderbilt University is turning this notion on its head by developing a robotic assistant whose goal is not to
- Hans Moravec's 3D robotic vision system
39 - CMU's Hans Moravec has completed work on a three-dimensional robotic vision system he says will allow machines to make their way through offices and homes. The technology is "more than good enough to reliably navigate robots through a general environment," he said.
- Humanoid robots: companions or toys?
47 - Sony Corp., creator of the popular AIBO
- Composer harnesses AI to create music
87 - Sony researcher Eduardo Reck Miranda is developing "evolutionary musicology" systems to compose original music, drawing on concepts
- Journal of game development
41 - JOGD will cover all aspects of game development, including artificial intelligence, mathematics, physics, networking, programming, graphics, audio and simulation.
- Making Robots, With Dreams of Henry Ford
41 - "...IRobot is perhaps the only company in the world that develops and sells robots to the military, researchers, large corporations, and consumers. Most robotics makers focus on just one segment, and 2002 has been a busy year for the company. ..." (NYT)
- AI pioneer Saul Amarel of Rutgers dies at 74
83 - Saul Amarel, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and founder of the computer science department at Rutgers University, has died at the age of 74.
- When the web starts thinking for itself
85 - "This symbiotic intelligence of people plus computers plus
- Darpa kick starts wearable computer initiative
61 - A growing group of researchers is coalescing around the idea that the future of mobile computing may have less to do with small PCs and more to do with something they call smart yarn.