Can computers think posters
7/8/01 19 - "Can computers think" is a set of seven poster-sized argumentationmaps that chart the entire history of the debate. The maps outlinearguments put forth since 1950 by more than 380 cognitive scientists,philosophers, artificial intelligence researchers, mathematicians, andothers. The argumentation maps were v developed by Robert Horn andare sold by MacroVU.
Edge: THE SINGULARITY
4/11/02 17 - Online site The Edge has an itnerview with Ray Kurzweil, who speculates on the intertwined future of peopleand machines. "We are entering a new era. I call it "the Singularity." It's a merger between human intelligence and machineintelligence that is going to create something bigger than itself. It's the cutting edge of evolution on our planet."
Kramnik on Chess: man vs.
4/28/02 15 - An interview with world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik on Man vs Machine and Classical World Championships. (Chessbase News)
ACM: Ubiquity - Talking with Terry Winograd
8/5/02 12 - TerryWinograd is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford,where he directs the program on human-computerinteraction. His SHRDLU program done at the MIT AI Labwas one of the early explorations in natural languageunderstanding by computers.
Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance
8/7/02 16 - Converging Technologiesfor Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science is a report of a NSF/DOC-sponsored workshiop from December 2001 which ranged from expanding human cognition and communication to improvinghuman health to strengthening national security.
Intelligent Agents for Teaching and Learning
9/1/02 17 - Ali Jafari, Conceptualizing Intelligent Agents for Teaching andLearning, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2002. Intelligent agents perform tasksfor students and instructors in a dynamic, personal, and smartteaching and learning environment.
ACM: Ubiquity - Interview with Johan de Kleer
10/12/02 18 - ohan de Kleer, Manager of the Systems and Practices Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), talks about knowledge tracking, smart matter and other new developments in AI.
E.O. Wilson on constructing a superorganism
5/28/03 555 - Streaming video of a talk by famed biologist E. O. Wilson on the Edge. "We're beginning to get some revolutionary new ideas about how social behavior originated, and also how to construct a superorganism. If we can define a set of assembly rules for superorganisms then we have a model system for how to construct an organism."