DailyDirt: Skynet Is Just A Little Behind Schedule...
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- A project called Learn EVerything about ANything (LEVAN) is developing an artificial intelligence that scours the internet to learn from text and images that might teach it about... anything (well, anything visual). So far, LEVAN only "knows" about a few hundred concepts, but perhaps it just needs more input. [url]
- IBM is making a chip called SyNapse that mimicks how the human brain functions using artificial neurons. Neuromorphic chips have been around for a few decades, but only now are they becoming powerful enough to perform practical tasks. [url]
- A virtual psychologist named ELLIE might not be that much more advanced than ELIZA, but real human patients seem to be more willing to tell a computer about their problems (rather than other real humans). Seems like a nice project, as long as patients don't freak out when it says, "Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother." [url]