Artificial Intelligence

Tame Bear on November 11th, 2011

You remember HAL, the psychologically conflicted HAL9000 computer in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” – locked Dave Bowman (Kier Dullea) outside in the cold of space when Dave began to suspect the computer was misbehaving? Yeah, that HAL. Well along comes Siri, on the new iPhones Treesh and I got last month. Treesh has […]

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Tame Bear on March 23rd, 2011

Surely 9.8 million tweets can’t be wrong. Computer scientists analyzed millions of tweets from 2008, characterizing trends in “mood dimensions” with evocative ┬ánames such as “Calm,” “Alert,” “Vital,” “Sure,” “Kind,” and “Happy.” The researchers found that the “Calm” index tracked well with the ups and downs of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while preceding them […]

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