The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is an international conference on research, applications, languages and standards for rule technologies. RuleML is a leading conference to build bridges between academe and industry in the field of rules and its applications, especially as part of the semantic technology stack. It is devoted to rule-based programming and rule-based systems including production rules systems, logic programming rule engines, and business rule engines/business rule management systems; semantic web rule languages and rule standards; rule-based event processing languages (EPLs) and technologies; and research on inference rules, transformation rules, decision rules, production rules, and ECA rules. The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015) was held in Berlin, Germany, August 2-5. This report summarizes the events of that conference.
The 15th International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL 2015) will be held in San Diego, California, USA, June 8-12, 2015, at the University of San Diego, at the Kroc Institute, under the auspices of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL), an organization devoted to promoting research and development in the field of AI and law with members throughout the world. The conference is held in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and with ACM SIGAI (the Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence of the Association for Computing Machinery).
Thimm, Matthias (Universität Koblenz-Landau) | Villata, Serena (Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia-Antipolis (I3S)) | Cerutti, Federico (Cardiff University) | Oren, Nir (University of Aberdeen) | Strass, Hannes (Leipzig University) | Vallati, Mauro (University of Huddersfield)
We review the First International Competition on Computational Models of Argumentation (ICMMA’15). The competition evaluated submitted solvers performance on four different computational tasks related to solving abstract argumentation frameworks. Each task evaluated solvers in ways that pushed the edge of existing performance by introducing new challenges. Despite being the first competition in this area, the high number of competitors entered, and differences in results, suggest that the competition will help shape the landscape of ongoing developments in argumentation theory solvers.
Human-centered design of wearable robots involves the development of innovative science and technologies that minimize the mismatch between humans’ and machines’ capabilities, leading to their intuitive integration and confluent interaction. Here, we summarize our human-centered approach to the design of closed-loop brain-machine interfaces (BMI) to powered prostheses and exoskeletons that allow people to act beyond their impaired or diminished physical or sensory-motor capabilities. The goal is to develop multifunctional human-machine interfaces with integrated diagnostic, assistive and therapeutic functions. Moreover, these complex human-machine systems should be effective, reliable, safe and engaging and support the patient in performing intended actions with minimal effort and errors with adequate interaction time. To illustrate our approach, we review an example of a user-in-the-loop, patient-centered, non-invasive BMI system to a powered exoskeleton for persons with paraplegia. We conclude with a summary of challenges to the translation of these complex human-machine systems to the end-user.
Garcia, David (ETH Zurich) | Halegoua, Germaine (University of Kansas) | Mejova, Yelena (Qatar Computing Research Institute.) | Perra, Nicola (Northeastern University) | Pfeffer, Jürgen (Carnegie Mellon University) | Ruths, Derek (McGill University) | Weber, Ingmar (Qatar Computing Research Institute) | West, Robert (Stanford University) | Zia, Leila (Wikimedia Foundation)
The 2015 workshops at the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media were held on May 26 in Oxford, UK. The workshop program included seven workshops, including Auditing Algorithms From the Outside: Methods and Implications, Digital Placemaking: Augmenting Physical Places with Contextual Social Data, Modeling and Mining Temporal Interactions Religion on Social Media, Standards and Practices in Large-Scale Social Media Research, Wikipedia, a Social Pedia: Research Challenges and Opportunities, and The ICWSM Science Slam. This article contains the written reports of 5 of the workshops
Recent advances in cognitive computing componentry combined with other factors are leading to commercially viable cognitive systems. From chips to smart phones to public and private clouds, industrial strength “cognition as a service” is beginning to appear at all scales in business and society. Furthermore, in the age of zettabytes on the way to yottabytes, the designers, engineers, and managers of future smart systems will depend on cognition as a service. Cognition as a service can help unlock the mysteries of big data and ultimately boost the creativity and productivity of professionals and their teams, the productive output of industries and organizations, as well as the GDP (gross domestic product) of regions and nations. In this and the next decade, cognition as a service will allow us to re-image work practices, augmenting and scaling expertise to transform professions, industries, and regions.
Neuhaus, Peter (Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)) | Raj, Anil (Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)) | Clancey, William J. (Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC))
This issue of AI Magazine includes six articles on cognitive orthoses, which we broadly conceive as technological approaches that amplify or enhance individual or team cognition across a wide range of goals and activities. The articles are grouped by how they relate to orthoses enhanced socio-technical team intelligence at three different cognitive levels—sensorimotor physical, professional learning, and networked knowledge.