The Fifth International Conference on User Modeling (UM-96) is part of a recently established, biennial conference series that provides a forum for researchers in the field of user modeling and user-adapted interaction. The next major software revolution after graphic user interfaces will be software that adapts itself to the user. By adapting to the user's needs, preferences, knowledge, language, and even moods, software will attain new levels of usability and broad acceptance that would not be possible without built-in models of the user. This conference series provides a forum for recent research in the field, ranging from theoretical foundations to implemented systems to controlled studies of the human-computer interfaces of user-adapted systems.
General International AI conference held in India. Specification, design, implementation and evaluation of intelligent and adaptive graphics that will provide the technical core of the next generation of interfaces. To assemble researchers from the Nordic countries, with some additional international participation. The workshop supports research linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts with computer science, artificial intelligence, philosophy, organization theory and law.
This paper reviews the current state of the art in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and applications in the context of the creative industries. A brief background of AI, and specifically Machine Learning (ML) algorithms, is provided including Convolutional Neural Network (CNNs), Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) and Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL). We categorise creative applications into five groups related to how AI technologies are used: i) content creation, ii) information analysis, iii) content enhancement and post production workflows, iv) information extraction and enhancement, and v) data compression. We critically examine the successes and limitations of this rapidly advancing technology in each of these areas. We further differentiate between the use of AI as a creative tool and its potential as a creator in its own right. We foresee that, in the near future, machine learning-based AI will be adopted widely as a tool or collaborative assistant for creativity. In contrast, we observe that the successes of machine learning in domains with fewer constraints, where AI is the `creator', remain modest. The potential of AI (or its developers) to win awards for its original creations in competition with human creatives is also limited, based on contemporary technologies. We therefore conclude that, in the context of creative industries, maximum benefit from AI will be derived where its focus is human centric -- where it is designed to augment, rather than replace, human creativity.
Moscow: At Harvard, scientists from Russia and the United States created the world's first quantum computer, consisting of 51 qubits. This was reported by the professor of Harvard University, co-founder of the Russian quantum center Mikhail Lukin. The scientist spoke about the sensational event during the presentation of the report at the International Conference on Quantum Technologies ICQT-2017, which is held under the auspices of the RCC in Moscow. As reported by Russian and American scientists, a set of atoms that are kept inside special laser "cells", and cooled to extremely low temperatures, can be used as qubits of a quantum computer. He is able to maintain stability of work with a sufficiently wide set of conditions.
The International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners in planning and scheduling - two technologies that are critical to manufacturing, space systems, software engineering, robotics, education, and entertainment. The ICAPS conference resulted from merging two bi-annual conferences, namely the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling (AIPS) and the European Conference on Planning (ECP). The primary objectives of ICAPS are to further the field of automated planning and scheduling through the organization of technical meetings, including the annual ICAPS conference, through the organization of summer schools, tutorials and training activities at various events, through the organization of planning and scheduling competitions, benchmarking and other means of advancing and assessing the state of the art in the field, by promoting the involvement of young scientists in the field through scholarships and other means, and by promoting and disseminating publications, planning and scheduling systems, domains, simulators, software tools and technical material. The ICAPS 2016 conference was held from June 12-17, 2016 in London, UK. Conference chairs are Andrew Coles and Daniele Magazzeni.