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The Latest: Bali Volcano Exhibiting Signs of Unrest

U.S. News

The exodus from the menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island is nearing 100,000 people, a disaster official said Wednesday, as hundreds of tremors from the mountain are recorded daily.



On Chatbots Exhibiting Goal-Directed Autonomy in Dynamic Environments

AAAI Conferences

Conversation interfaces (CIs), or chatbots, are a popular form of intelligent agents that engage humans in taskoriented or informal conversation. In this position paper and demonstration, we argue that chatbots working in dynamic environments, like with sensor data, can not only serve as a promising platform to research issues at the intersection of learning, reasoning, representation and execution for goal-directed autonomy; but also handle non-trivial business applications. We explore the underlying issues in the context of Water Advisor, a preliminary multi-modal conversation system that can access and explain water quality data.


The Effects of Quantum Randomness on a System Exhibiting Computational Creativity

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

We present experimental results on the effects of using quantum or 'truly' random numbers, as opposed to pseudorandom numbers, in a system that exhibits computational creativity (given its ability to compose original chess problems). The results indicate that using quantum random numbers too often or too seldom in the composing process does not have any positive effect on the output generated. Interestingly, there is a 'sweet spot' of using quantum random numbers 15% of the time that results in fewer statistical outliers. Overall, it would appear that there may indeed be a slight advantage to using quantum random numbers in such a system and this may also be true in other systems that exhibit computational creativity. The benefits of doing so should, however, be weighed against the overhead of obtaining quantum random numbers in contrast to a pseudorandom number generator that is likely more convenient to incorporate.


Semtech Exhibiting the Latest Internet of Things Platforms at CES 2018 - NASDAQ.com

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CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced demonstrations of its next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) applications for multiple verticals including smart cities and smart buildings. The displays will leverage Semtech's LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology), LinkCharge wireless charging and Neo-Iso solid state relays.