A simple but effective idea – what would you like yourself to reconsider in a few years/months/days?Read More
Very handy reference this, for those days when you find yourself wondering random things like, How the heck is it that a cash machine in Australia knows how much money I have in my account back in England!Read More
Ahha.. right up my street.. A linguistic pedants delight!
Its not really that different to other site’s i.e. that one off of the telly. Larn to speek proper like ;-)
Now this is old news but really interesting. I remember reading about this while studying Comp Sci at University. Doug Lenat and his team at Cycorp, Inc have been developing, since 1984, a computer system that actually understands the world. An example from the article “.. if you ask Cyc whether Lassie has a nose, it would reason that Lassie is a collie, collies are dogs, dogs are macroscopic vertebrates and macroscopic vertebrates have noses, so yes.” This thing can even read news articles on the internet, make suppositions and ask questions that help it derive new rules about the world. It is learning! I think this holds real potential for the future possibility of creating a true artificial intelligence, since the one thing lacking from almost every computer on the planet is an understanding of the semantics and knowledge within the data it stores. Read more at Cycorp and OpenCyc.org . We just have to make sure The Singularity does not occur or we might find SkyNet and other sci-fi apocalypses coming true!Read More