Leaving Las Vegas

I’ve just touched down in Dublin after the long haul back from the MIX conference.  I had an amazing week – days of MIX, nights of Vegas – but it’s with some relief that I’m back here now. On Wednesday morning I snapped this shot of a woman painting in the blue water of the Trevi…

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Two Artificial Intelligence Legends Publish Sequels

I discovered through a New Scientist magazine article (thanks to Clare) that Marvin Minsky, a.k.a. “The Father of Artificial Intelligence,” has published The Emotion Machine, the sequel to his 1988 masterpiece, The Society of Mind.    In Society of Mind, Minsky proposed that complex human intelligence arises from layered interactions between simple “agents,” which themselves are…

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