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Teaching Computers to See with Games

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

“The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a story on Peekaboom,
a two-player on-line game in which one player tries to get the other player to guess a word associated with an image, by revealing parts of the image one click at a time. From the article, ‘The process of revealing objects, or highlighting images within the larger context of the photo, is the sort of thing that researchers in computer vision must do to teach computers to see.'”

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The Day That Changed Everything

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Whoa!! My very own droid!!
My happy droids and I wishes all the teams at RoboCup 2005 the best of luck.
* RoboCup 2005 Osaka, Japan

Ray Kurzweil 2001-2003 essays

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

prostoalex writes “The Ray Kurzweil Reader is a collection of essays by Ray Kurzweil on virtual reality, artificial intelligence, radical life extension, conscious machines, the promise and peril of technology, and other aspects of our future world. These essays, all published on KurzweilAI.net from 2001 to 2003, are now available as a PDF document for convenient downloading and offline reading. The 30 essays, organized in seven memes (such as ‘How to Build a Brain’), cover subjects ranging from a review of Matrix Reloaded to ‘The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine’ and ‘Human Body Version 2.0.'”

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Turing’s Original Test Played First Time Ever

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

[/.] aykroyd writes “Students at Simon’s Rock College conducted the original test that Turing suggested in his 1950 paper, Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Often misunderstood, the Turing Test has never actually been conducted as laid out in his paper. The experiment utilized a program called A.L.I.C.E.,
which is designed to hold one end of an interactive conversation. The program was provided by the ALICE Artificial Intelligence Foundation. Dr. Richard Wallace, who was on hand during the experiment to troubleshoot the AI robot, later gave a lecture about it called “The Anatomy of A.L.I.C.E.” and also blogged the event.”

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