Rosetta Stone rolls out Catalyst, cloud-based language software for the enterprise


Language learning software maker Rosetta Stone is making a major play for enterprise customers with the launch of Catalyst. Announced today, Catalyst is Rosetta Stone's most comprehensive offering to date, with features including testing and placement, detailed mobile reporting, and the ability to deliver industry and job specific language content from a single platform. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone is known primarily for its conventional and pricey yellow-packaged language software sold in malls and airports. But for the past six years, the Arlington, Virginia-based company has been building up a portfolio of cloud-based language software designed expressly for business users. One of Rosetta Stone's key selling points for both consumers and businesses is its approach to language learning, which the company refers to as the immersion method.

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The food delivery robot take-over continues at yet another college campus


Make way for more robots bearing lattes and doughnuts for college students. Starship Technologies has a fleet of 25 mini robots descending upon the George Mason University campus, in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday. The bots will deliver food and drinks to the 40,000 students, faculty, and staff. The first retailers to bring hungry college kids supplies are Starbucks, Blaze Pizza, and Dunkin'. The food and beverages come in what looks like a white cooler on six wheels.

Reports of the AAAI 2008 Fall Symposia

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The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence was pleased to present the 2008 Fall Symposium Series, held Friday through Sunday, November 7-9, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the seven symposia were (1) Adaptive Agents in Cultural Contexts, (2) AI in Eldercare: New Solutions to Old Problems, (3) Automated Scientific Discovery, (4) Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, (5) Education Informatics: Steps toward the International Internet Classroom, (6) Multimedia Information Extraction, and (7) Naturally Inspired AI.    

Alphabet and Chipotle are bringing burrito delivery drones to campus


In what's sure to be a college student's dream come true, drones will soon be delivering burritos on the campus of Virginia Tech. The experimental service, to begin this month and last just a few weeks, is a test by Project Wing, a unit of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and the Blacksburg, Virginia, university have agreed to participate. The Federal Aviation Administration approved the venture, the most extensive test yet in the U.S. of what many companies -- including Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. -- hope will eventually become routine drone deliveries of products. Amazon has begun a round of trials at a location in the U.K. "It's the first time that we're actually out there delivering stuff to people who want that stuff," said Dave Vos, who heads Project Wing. Project Wing will use self-guided hybrids that can fly like a plane or hover like a helicopter.