OpenSherlock

For those interested in open deep question-answering – the following pointers from Jack Park may be of interest:

Hi Jim,

I am glad we got to cross paths today.  Below are some links mentioned, and a few as reminders:
[1] is my talk in Tokyo and Hokkaido about my project, originally called SolrSherlock, but renamed to OpenSherlock.
[2] is a document I am curating (slowly) to track all of the so-called “cognitive computing” projects and related documents, including  open source, research, and commercial
[3] is a PhD thesis proposal I wrote and defended. While building the code to defend the dissertation, I realized that what I was building was worth far more than a PhD; that became OpenSherlock.
[4] WebbleWorld3, the creation of Professor Yuzuru Tanaka after the ending of OpenDoc; WW3 is the latest iteration, now in javascript and at GitHub with an apache license.

Cheers
Jack
[1] http://www.slideshare.net/jackpark/jst-talk-final
[2] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XCHWQkgFBS8Iy_y9-1-R82jGS8T_CrKiMxleqpqtmJg/edit?usp=sharing
[3] http://kmi.open.ac.uk/publications/techreport/kmi-10-01
[4] https://wws.meme.hokudai.ac.jp/#/mediaplayer/intro

Jack and I crossed path yesterday at the Cognitive Colloquium in San Francsico:

 

Agenda

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
Opening Keynotes
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM The Future of Cognitive Computing: Dr. John Kelly, Senior Vice President, Solutions Portfolio & Research, IBM
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM Cognitive Computing – Past and Present: Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Chair, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Brain Inspired Computing
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Panel Discussion: Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Chair, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Dr. Horst Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Dharmendra Modha, Chief Scientist of Brain-inspired Computing, IBM Research
Session Chair:
Dr. Jeff Welser, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research – Almaden
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Break
Applications of Machine Learning
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Large Scale Machine Learning: Dr. Yoshua Bengio, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Operations Research, Université de Montréal
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Panel Discussion: Dr. Yoshua Bengio, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Operations Research, Université de Montréal
Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University
Dr. John Smith, Senior Manager of Intelligent Information Systems, IBM Research
Session Chair:
Dr. Michael Karasick, VP Innovations, IBM Watson
12:30 PM – 01:45 PM Lunch and Demos
Building and Evaluating Cognitive Systems
01:45 PM – 02:15 PM Proactive Learning and Structural Transfer Learning – Building Blocks of Cognitive Systems: Dr. Jaime Carbonell, Allen Newell Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
02:15 PM – 03:00 PM Panel Discussion: Dr. Jaime Carbonell, Allen Newell Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. John Laird, The John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan
Dr. Jerome Pesenti, Vice President, Core Technology, IBM Watson
Session Chair:
Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President, CTO Watson
03:00 PM – 03:30 PM Break
Embodied Cognition
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM Robonaut 2 – Working with Humans on Earth and in Space: Dr. Myron (Ron) Diftler, Robonaut Project Leader, NASA Johnson Space Center
04:00 PM – 04:45 PM Panel Discussion: Dr. Myron (Ron) Diftler, Robonaut Project Leader, NASA Johnson Space Center
Dr. Gaurav Sukhatme, Co-Director, Robotics Research Lab, University of Southern California
Paul Hermes, Entrepreneur in Residence, Medtronic
Grady Booch, Chief Scientist for Software Engineering, IBM Research
Session Chair:
Dr. Guruduth Banavar, Vice President, Cognitive Computing Research, IBM Research
Closing
04:45 PM – 05:00 PM Dr. Guruduth Banavar, Vice President, Cognitive Computing Research, IBM Research
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM Reception

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