Posts Tagged ‘Cornell University’

Cornell Team Teaching a Robot to Do Complex Tasks

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John Biggs of Tech Crunch reports, “A new research project by a computer science team at Cornell University is using human volunteers to train robots to perform tasks. How is it unique? They’re showing robots how to infer actions based on very complex, human comments. Instead of having to say ‘move arm left 5 inches’ they are hoping that, one day, robots will respond to ‘Make me some ramen’ or ‘Clean up my mess.’ The commands are quite rudimentary right now and focus mostly around loose requests like “boil the ramen for a few minutes” which, with enough processing, can be turned into a step-by-step set of commands. For example, in the video above a subject asks for an affogato, basically coffee with ice cream. The robot has learned the basic recipe and so uses what is at hand — a barrel of ice cream, a bowl, and a coffee dispenser — to produce a tasty treat for its human customer.” Read more

Must-Attend Keynote Sessions at SemTechBiz NYC

The Semantic Technology and Business Conference is heading back to the Big Apple in October. The conference — which will take place October 15-17 in New York City — will feature keynote speeches from top movers and shakers in the fields of Semantic Web Technology, Big Data, Enterprise Semantics, and more. Registration for the event is now open.

Keynote Presentations

Watson Goes Back to School – And what it tells us about the evolving role of semantic technology
by Christopher Welty, Research Scientist – IBM Research

Photo of Chris WeltyIn the traditional vision of AI, understanding flowed from perception through language to knowledge… This is the root of all semantic technology today. However, over time, the failure of the AI community to achieve this end-to-end vision made many, especially those in NLP, question the endpoint. In this talk, we show that it was the vision, not the technology, that deserved to be doubted. Semantic technology has significant value in accomplishing tasks that require understanding, but it is not the endpoint. Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Cornell

Cornell’s Legal Information Institute is looking for a Text Systems Developer in Ithaca, NY. According to the post, “The Text Systems Developer will develop database-driven Web information services and Semantic Web applications that deliver judicial opinions, legislation, regulations, and other legal information and services to a global audience, including web sites, database applications, and utilities, products, and services for the Legal Information Institute, the largest non-commercial legal website on the Internet.” Read more