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An artificial intelligence system for helping people with dementia

Older people with cognitive disabilities have a hard time completing everyday tasks that healthy people take for granted. This is especially true for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Researchers from Dundee University in Scotland and the Universities of Toronto and Waterloo in Canada are working on automated artificial intelligence systems… Read More »

Robot produces drip paintings but is it art?

Action Jackson is a simple robot built by spare parts for a course project. Its designers are computer scientists at the Washington University in Saint-Louis (WUSTL) led by Professor William D. Smart. The robot’s name, Action Jackson, is a tribute to the famous drip painter Jackson Pollock who according to Wikipedia was an influential American… Read More »

AMD announces its own teraflop capable system to rival Intel

Not to be outdone by competitor Intel, AMD announced a couple of days ago their own teraflop in a box system. Last month, Intel unveiled their plans for an 80-core CPU that could perform 1 trillion floating point calculations per second; Intel’s Teraflop Research Chip is not expected to be available for another 5 years… Read More »

Prof. Peter Stone: IJCAI-2007 Computers and Thought Award

Dr. Peter Stone who is assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas Austin was the recipient of this year’s Computers and Thought Award. The award is presented during the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) to a person selected by a specially selected review committee. Prof. Stone received… Read More »