"The construction of computer programs that simulate aspects of social behaviour can contribute to the understanding of social processes."
– Nigel Gilbert. Computational Social Science: Agent-based social simulationCentre for Research on Social Simulation, University of Surrey. Guildford, UK. 6 November 2005; revised and updated 20 May 2007.
Stay tuned for additional content in this series. So you want to build a cognitive application, but you want it to be great. You want it to be useful, exciting, and inspiring -- in essence, to create a truly cognitive experience. You might be wondering what is a cognitive experience? Should the application I'm designing be cognitive?
Should Artificial Intelligence strive to model and understand human cognitive and perceptual systems? Should it operate at a more abstract mathematical level of characterizing possible intelligent action, independent of human performance? Or, should it focus on building working programs that exhibit increasingly expert behavior, irrespective of theoretical or psychological conccrlls? These questions lie at the heart of most current, debate on whether AI is a science, an art, or a new branch of engineering In fact, some researchers believe it is all three and consequently build systems that perform some interesting task, arguing for the "theoretical significance" and "psychological validity" of the approach. In fact, it assumes the cognitive psychology paradigm as central and suggests that AI research would benefit from closer adherence to the data and methods of psychological research We welcome contributions in support of other research methodologies in AI, as well as discussions com-Rcscarch for this paper was conducted at the LJniversity of Chicago Center for Cognitive Science under a grant.
Telltale's original Walking Dead game was special, blending a gut-wrenching storyline with interesting, believable characters. Five years and two seasons later (four if you count 400 Days and Michonne) the adventure has started to show its age. So for The Walking Dead Collection -- a new bundle that launches on December 5th -- the developer has given everything a visual upgrade. To explain the changes, Telltale has released a video comparing the two versions during a pivotal scene -- Lee and Clementine's first meeting.
As climate change continues to cause a reduction in Arctic sea ice and overall ice cover in the polar region, the already threatened polar bears are beginning to display highly unusual behavior. Largely solitary animals in their adult life, dozens of them were seen together recently on an island in northeast Russia.
The Digital Human League, for example, recently unveiled'Digital Mike' – an artificial likeness of producer Mike Seymour. The idea, Digital Mike explains in a promo video, is'to produce a virtual human, and not only a virtual human, but one rendered in real time – puppeteered or driven in real time, rendered in real time, and not only that, at 90 frames per second, in stereo, in VR.' In a new study, researchers from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute, Yale University, and AI Impacts surveyed 352 machine learning experts to forecast the progress of AI in the next few decades. The idea, Digital Mike explains in a promo video, is'to produce a virtual human, and not only a virtual human, but one rendered in real time – puppeteered or driven in real time, rendered in real time, and not only that, at 90 frames per second, in stereo, in VR' A study from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute, Yale University, and AI Impacts released this past spring concluded that in less than 50 years, AI will beat humans at everything from language translation and truck driving to writing high-school essays.
Originally posted on The Horizons Tracker. I've written a few times recently about the initial forays of IBM's Watson into retail. For instance, at the back end of last year they launched Watson Trend to help us buy the perfect holiday gift, whilst they've also powered the recommendation engine at retailers such as North Face. Both are good examples of the use of AI to help provide more accurate predictions of the things we prefer. A good example of the work being undertaken in this area comes from a recently published paper that sees researchers develop a filtering model to do this job.
In the customer-centric digital age, every organization is in the business of producing quality code. Code quality, in fact, is an integral part of everything a business does today. And the job of quality assurance (QA) isn't finished once a digital solution is brought to the market. IT must monitor performance in terms of how the product or service is received by end users – bugs and all – and then apply user feedback to build a better digital solution. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart, connected devices, testing becomes a far more complex and dispersed endeavor.
The study leaders aim to recruit 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a range of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. Researchers hope the results will illuminate the interplay between health, behavior and circumstances, potentially shedding new light on conditions ranging from asthma to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers hope the results will illuminate the interplay between health, behavior and circumstances, potentially shedding new light on conditions ranging from asthma to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers hope the results of The Human Project will illuminate the interplay between health, behavior and circumstances, potentially shedding new light on conditions ranging from asthma to Alzheimer's disease