Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence vs Machine Learning vs Deep Learning: What does it all mean?

For more than a decade, hundreds of millions of people on planet Earth have, unbeknownst to them, interacted on a daily basis with the most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) ever created. The AI I am referring to is none other than the Google search engine. Surprised? Google’s online search engine actually meets the definition of… Read More »

First ever chess playing computer program

Programming computers to play games has been central to Artificial Intelligence research since its early days back in the fifties. By now, most of us have heard of IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer defeating world chess champion Garry Kasparov in the game of chess and becoming the first ever computer to defeat man in this very… Read More »

Peter Norvig interview

The good guys at reddit.com recently interviewed AI legend and Google Director of Research Peter Norvig. In case you don’t recognize the name, Norvig is the co-author along with Stuart Russell of the standard AI textbook Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition) (the book now is at its 3rd edition.) Reddit collected questions from… Read More »

Rewinding AI Research

Research into Artificial Intelligence is being rewinded 30 years back by twenty scientists who have made great innovations in the field. Called “The Mind Machine Project”, it will operate for five years on a $5 million grand, with primary work taking place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Although the study of AI is more… Read More »

The Lumiere project: The origins and science behind Microsoft’s Office Assistant

I think by now just about everyone has heard about the most annoying feature to have been included in a commercial piece of software. I am talking, of course, about Clippy, the Microsoft Office Assistant that many loved to hate. Clippy was first included in the 1997 release of the Office suite and continued to… Read More »

AIspace: Learn artificial intelligence using this collection of freely available interactive tools

A few days ago, I wrote about what I believe is the average person’s irrational fear of robots. As some people pointed out, some of these fears exist because we don’t really understand what Artificial Intelligence is and what it is capable of. So, I thought that some/many/all of our readers may benefit from learning… Read More »

Netflix prize claimed by international research team

In the span of 3 years, some 40,000 teams from around the world took up Netflix’s challenge of improving movie recommendations by 10% over the company’s Cinematch engine. And just a day ago, one of these teams has claimed the top prize and the $1,000,000 that go with it. This team consists of the 2007… Read More »