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NStatic

I started working on NStatic a little under a decade ago. It went through several iterations of development with major design changes that broke a lot of functionality in order to achieve the product I dreamed of. For instance, one goal was to be able to prove the correctness of
Read more » Jan 14, 2015, 8:17PM
NStatic

Plans for Year 2015

My company is SoftPerson, which specializes in “semantic computing” in everyday general-purpose applications. The past decade or so was one of a lot of reading, research and experimentation with entirely new technologies and user experiences, but no product. I can’t really continue for more than another year without revenues, so
Read more » Jan 14, 2015, 1:03PM
NStatic , Technology

Building Software that Understands

One of the most common points of skepticism I face from people is the notion that computers can understanding anything. Meaning, they presume, is the province of human thought and not mechanical computation. Even as conversational assistants like Siri, Watson and Google Now have reached mainstream usage, the numerous failures
Read more » Sep 16, 2014, 7:10AM
AI , Semantics
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Welcome to the Blog of SoftPerson, LLC

SoftPerson, LLC is committed to making general purpose software applications that utilize proprietary artificial intelligence techniques to automate creativity—performing tasks normally assumed to be the province of humanity not machines. The business plan of SoftPerson, LLC to build a natural language wordprocessor was a finalist and won prize money in
Read more » Aug 6, 2014, 5:13PM
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Rise of Big Data, Machine Learning and Data Mining

My approach in artificial intelligence have primarily been symbolic, and, in prior posts on AI, I indicated my skepticism on machine learning and other statistical techniques as a valid long-term approach to solving problems. With supervised learning techniques, it was possible to construct a function from inputs to output by
Read more » Jan 26, 2012, 7:16AM
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Microsoft AI Initiatives

Several computer science classes focus on algorithms. These include classes in data structures, artificial intelligence, computer graphics and numerical computing. Some of these data structures are quite involved and I have felt that they should be incorporated inside system libraries. Many of the classical data structures have in the 1990s
Read more » Jan 25, 2012, 1:42AM
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Conversational Interfaces Redux

In the past, I have talked about conversational interfaces with posts like the “Turing Test and the Loebner Prize Competition.” My interests are not purely theoretical, as I have actively explored integrating natural language deeply into applications in such ways as interpreting all text inside documents and code files and
Read more » Jan 23, 2012, 6:09AM
AI , Natural Language , Technology

The Computers and Internet of Yesteryear

The underlying experiences that we obtain from using computers and the Internet may not be as alien to prior generations as we may think. Things are faster and smaller, but not fundamentally different. Many complex systems have been with us around for millennia albeit in somewhat different forms: the rule
Read more » Jan 14, 2012, 5:35PM
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Siri Technology

Considerable press puffery has followed Apple’s announcement of Siri dramatizing the significant nature of the natural language technology. Siri is touted as a $200 million DARPA-funded research in the same league as the Internet and GPS. Siri is much advanced over existing popular voice control technology in its acceptance of
Read more » Oct 24, 2011, 2:44PM
AI , Natural Language
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Siri and the Human Connection—The Eliza Effect

In accordance with combining technology with the liberal arts, I believe that Apple attempted in Siri to establish a more human connection to the iPhone user, first, by allowing it to understand free-form conversation and, second, by giving it a personality whereby the user may feel that she has a
Read more » Oct 24, 2011, 12:20PM
AI , Natural Language

 

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