Posts Tagged ‘computing’

Creating a Computer More Like a Human Brain

Larry Greenmeier of Scientific American recently wrote, “As computers have matured over time, the human brain has no way of keeping up with silicon’s rapid-fire calculating abilities. But the human cognitive repertoire extends far beyond just fast calculations. For that reason, researchers are still trying to develop computers that can recognize, interpret and act upon information—like the kind pulled in by eyes, ears, nose and skin—as quickly and efficiently as good old-fashioned gray matter. Such cognitive systems are critical to transforming waves of big data collected by sensor networks into a meaningful representations of, say, automobile traffic on a particular roadway or maritime weather conditions.” Read more

Living in a Perpetually Connected World

James Stevenson has shared his insights regarding the humanization of computing. He writes, “When Nicolaus Copernicus established that the earth moves around the sun he transformed our understanding of the solar system. The rise in digital devices such as PCs, laptops and smartphones, that we use to access personal and corporate information on a daily basis is having a similar impact on our expectations of computing, and has revolutionised the way we live our lives. We are now at a stage when IT is beginning to blend into the background and technology is everywhere.”

He continues, “The availability of omniscient network connections means that we are ‘always online’ and constantly connected to knowledge, people and things… We now live in a networked economy where we revolve around data that is accessed through a variety of digital devices held together by the web and available on demand. Read more

George Dyson on the Future of AI

In a recent interview George Dyson discussed the nature of artificial intelligence. Dyson discusses Lewis Fry Richardson’s quote that a computer “is a simple mind having a will but capable of only two ideas.” He stated, “The significance of Richardson’s idea was that he broke with the assumption that computation had to be deterministic, because so few others things in the universe are deterministic. Alan Turing was very explicit that computers will never be intelligent unless they are allowed to make mistakes. The human mind is not deterministic, it is not flawless. So why would we want computers to be flawless?” Read more

TechTutor 2 Seminar Proves Big Demand in Technology Education – Manila Bulletin

TechTutor 2 Seminar Proves Big Demand in Technology Education
Manila Bulletin
With a wide and varied program, touching topics about cloud computing, web security, Web 3.0, and web widgets, caught the attention of educators,

Techhnology’s Impact on Education – Manila Bulletin

Techhnology’s Impact on Education
Manila Bulletin
Liao will talk about how productivity can be achieved with the use of cloud computing, the evolution of web 1.0, web 2.0 to web 3.0, widgets for education,

Synthetic biology, creating biological resources from information resources – R & D Magazine

Synthetic biology, creating biological resources from information resources
R & D Magazine
“The greatest advantage of SciNeS is the adoption of the semantic web, a next-generation international web standard, and cloud computing.” The semantic web

Future Of The Internet – Web 2.0 And Beyond – New Market Report Published – OfficialWire (press release)

Future Of The Internet – Web 2.0 And Beyond – New Market Report Published
OfficialWire (press release)
Developments in distributed computing and artificial intelligence are ushering in Web 3.0 whichwill provide users with richer and more relevant experiences.

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Strengthening the Four Pillars of the Advanced Enterprise through Semantics; Data, Processes, Resources, and Access

Date: May 13, 2010, 11:00AM (1 hour)
Register: View the Recorded Webcast
Attachment: fourpillars.pdf (13.59 MB)

Data management, process management, access management, and resource management form the four pillars of the advanced computing enterprise. This includes critical technologies such as databases, web services & service oriented architectures (SOA), mobile devices, and cloud computing. Semantics helps adapt and unify them to your current enterprise to allow rapid adoption and effective use.

We outline and demonstrate the potential contributions of Semantics to each of the four pillars. The contributions exist along two dimensions; making each pillar operate more effectively and making semantics work more effectively through effective implementation of the pillar. This provides you with choices as to how focus your needs with potential semantic contributions.

We end by establishing an incremental, iterative plan outlining risks and benefits to allow you to gracefully incorporate Semantics into these critical enterprise areas.

  • Host semantic solutions in advanced enterprise technologies
  • Enrich key enterprise technologies with semantic extensions and enhancements to improve efficiency, effectiveness, functionality, and quality.
  • Identify semantic opportunities in the enterprise.
  • Outline a pragmatic plan for semantic enrichment


Matt Fisher
Matt Fisher
Progeny Systems

Matt Fisher is a Principal Systems Engineer at Progeny Systems who enjoys discussing the Semantic Web to the point that his wife hopes he gets a new hobby. 

John Hebeler
John Hebeler

Automated Planning as a Semantic Technology

What is automated, domain-independent planning

Automated, domain-independent planning is one of the core areas in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and active research in that area was conducted almost since the beginning of AI. While the performance of initial planning programs limited its application to toy-sized problems, the major breakthroughs in 1990s (GraphPlan) and at the beginning of the 21st century (FF planner) made automated planning applicable for real-life deployments. Automated planning can be applied to a variety of problems like configuration management, software system integration, project planning, controlling autonomous vehicles etc.

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Put Your Desktop in the Cloud to Support the Open Government Directive and

Disclaimer:  This article does not reflect the views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and does not constitute endorsement by the EPA of the standards or products mentioned.

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