A mashup is a lightweight (web) application that offers new functionality by combining, aggregating and transforming resources and services available on the web. The AI mashup challenge accepts and awards “intelligent” mashups that use AI technology
The deadline is April 1, 2011.
• € 1750 sponsored by Elsevier
• Speech outfit from Linguatec
• 10 O’Reilly e-books
• 2 x up to 5 mashup books from Addison-Wesley
(from 2003) Jaron Lanier talks about the “phenotropic” programme, which consists of trying to design software systems that uses pattern recognition, rather than protocols, for communication between components of the system.
NYTimes: I.B.M.’s Supercomputer Challenges ‘Jeopardy!’ Champions – NYTimes.com
IBM is building a massive question answering A.I., named “Watson”, that is going to play on Jeopardy in the fall.
Movie of a load-bearing dog-like robot that can’t be kicked over, that can walk in the woods up a hill, sometimes recover from slipping on ice, walk over a pile of concrete blocks, and run.
In addition to an index of over 200 open source machine learning software projects, the “about” section notes that there is an open source tools track of the journal JMLR, and that there are MLOSS workshops sometimes at NIPS and ICML.
You can help with protein folding research!
According to the website, currently they are collecting data from the game to see if humans can actually contribute anything beyond what the computers can already do.