and AIML Documentation (A.L.I.C.E. AI Foundation) The Elements of AIML Style by Dr. Richard S. Wallace is a no-nonsense technical book that takes you on a journey from the first steps of creating your own bot with AIML, through all the questions and answers every botmaster asks, to advanced A.I. and hard-nosed business applications of AIML. The trip ends with a brief glimpse into the future of bots and AIML.
Giving your computer the power of thought... Ultra Hal Assistant 6.2 Ultra Hal Assistant is a conversational system for your Windows PC based on award winning artificial intelligence technology. What can it be used for? As a companion/entertainment product: Hal can discuss any topic and learns and evolves from your conversationsAs a personal or office assistant: Hal can function as a personal information manager (PIM) and keep track of your appointments, contacts, and moreFeatures: Understands spoken or typed EnglishLearns from every sentence3D avatars show emotionSpeaks out loudPersonality evolves over timeCan keep address/phone/email book Keeps appointment bookPerforms unit conversionsLaunches applicationsHelps browse the InternetCan define any wordCustomizable with built-in VBScript
Future Timeline | Technology | Singularity | 2020 | 2050 | 2100 | 2150 | 2200 | 21st century | 22nd century | 23rd century | Humanity | Predictions | Events Welcome to the future! Below, you will find a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research that includes analysis of current trends, long-term environmental changes, advances in technology such as Moore's Law, future medical breakthroughs, the evolving geopolitical landscape and more. Where possible, references have been provided to support the predictions. We also have a blog covering the latest news and breakthroughs. FutureTimeline is an ongoing, collaborative project that is open for discussion – we welcome ideas from scientists, futurists, inventors, writers and anyone else interested in future trends.
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'Fabbers' could launch a revolution Lindsay France/University Photography Hod Lipson, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, right, and engineering graduate student Evan Malone work with a Fab@Home machine in the Computational Synthesis Lab in Upson Hall Feb. 22. On the stage is a Lego tire duplicated by the Fab@Home.
Wired 12.05: NextFest: The Shape of Things to Come Fasten your seat belts: The long-awaited future of travel gets real. It's always been just over the horizon: a world of flying cars, levitating trains, personal helicopters. Now it's here. Almost. Around the globe, engineers and dreamers have been building fantastical - if sometimes impractical - ways of just saying go. Consider Guy Negre's zero-emission car that goes 100 miles on a tank of air.
An Alcubierre Warp Drive stretches spacetime in a wave causing the fabric of space ahead of a spacecraft to contract and the space behind it to expand. The ship can ride the wave to accelerate to high speeds and time travel. The Alcubierre drive, also known as the Alcubierre metric or Warp Drive, is a mathematical model of a spacetime exhibiting features reminiscent of the fictional "warp drive" from Star Trek, which can travel "faster than light" (although not in a local sense - see below). Alcubierre Warp Drive Time Travel
Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones The form factor of your cellphone is quite a defining factor on whether you approve of it or not. The grip, the interface and accessibility, all depend on this. At Yanko, we have covered some really unique and unusual forms and here is a re-cap of the Ten Most Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones. 10) Nokia 888 Mobile Phone by Tamer Nakisci A wiggly worm or a bracelet, you choose its form! 9) Tarati – Touchless Cellphone by Nonobject Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones
18 Cool Inventions From the Past The time between the wars – the Great War and WW2 was one of great loss and uncertainty, but also one of invention, creativity and new ideas. The horrors of WWI shattered enlightenment belief that progress would continue and reason would prevail. New ideas and patterns of life developed in the 1920′s and in the way that people looked at the world . The fast pace of technology change in the 20′s brought us the lie detector, traffic signal, bubble gum and Penicillin. An all-electronic moving-image television system somewhat similar to that used today was invented and demonstrated in 1929 . The 30′s were not less invention-intensive bringing us the jet engine, helicopter, tea bags, sticky tape, ballpoint pen and the first photocopier .
The Future of Work – Transparent Monitors & Pocket Library Pocket Library – Flexible e-ink screens, as easy on the eyes as newsprint, will wirelessly grab the documents you need when you enter a meeting. You can then unfurl them on the train or switch over to the newspaper. The Future of Work – Transparent Monitors & Pocket Library
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25 Mar 2008 Researchers at Toshiba have developed a talking robot that functions as a voice-operated universal remote control for multiple home appliances. The 2.3 kilogram (5 lb), 21 x 27 centimeter (8 x 11 in) prototype robot, named ApriPoko, learns how to operate various remote controls by watching and asking questions. ApriPoko sits in the living room and waits for you to use a remote control. When its sensors detect infrared rays emitted by a remote, the robot speaks up: "What did you just do?" it asks. ApriPoko robot learns to work the remote ::: Pink Tentacle
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10 Tech Concepts You Need to Know for 2010 1. Anthropomimetic Machines No matter how closely a robot resembles a human on the outside, if you crack it open, the jumble of wires is unlikely to bear much resemblance to our insides. A group of European researchers aims to bridge that gap--its robot prototype is anthropomimetic, meaning it mimics the human form. There's a skeleton made of thermoplastic polymer, actuators that correspond to each muscle and kiteline as tendons. The goal is to create a more human-like robot that interacts with and responds to environments the way we do.
New Bacteria-Killing Light Can Destroy Superbugs With the Flip of a Switch Sterilization is hands down one of the most important technologies ever developed by mankind, but though we've known how to do battle with bacterial pathogens in places like the operating room for decades, superbugs like MRSA and Clostridium difficile persist in hospital environments, often causing serious medical complications. But now, researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow have devised a novel means to drive dangerous pathogens to cell suicide by simply bathing them in a pleasant violet light. Light-based sterilization is nothing new – ultraviolet light can do a number on pathogens, though it also does damage to humans – but the new method uses a narrow spectrum of visible, harmless light wavelengths known as HINS (High Intensity, Narrow Spectrum) light to do the trick.
Growing new body parts has always been more science fiction than science reality, but that balance may quickly be shifting, at least in the lab. Relying on more sophisticated biosimulators that can better mimic body conditions, researchers have re-created the delicate architecture of a rat lung accurately enough for it to assume 95% of a normal lung's inhaling and exhaling functions. The key to their respiratory success was starting with a skeletal rat-lung template, including a matrix of blood vessels and collagen and other connective tissue, then seeding it with stem cells and nutrients to generate lifelike tissue that exchanged oxygen and carbon dioxide just like normal lung tissue. The ultimate goal is to replicate the feat on a larger scale: to replace enough human lung tissue to aid patients with emphysema or lung cancer. Next 3-D Bioprinter Lab-Grown Lungs - The 50 Best Inventions of 2010