Archive for September, 2005

The Loebner Prize

An automated chat program called George has won the bronze medal in the annual Loebner Prize contest. When I read about these kinds of programs, I think I might want to work on that kind of a project. It would certainly be a change of pace from working on business transactions.

However, I have browsed a few white papers on artifical intelligence. The mathematics involved are a wholly foreign concept to somebody who didn’t advance beyond linear algebra and ordinary diferential equations. When I try to understand these concepts, I think to myself that state chart analysis isn’t so bad, after all!


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Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware

I’ve seen more and more people using this tool. I’m not one who usually installs beta versions of products, but this one seems to be worth it.

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Virtual Street Reality

Virtual Street Reality is mind-boggling. After you spend a lot of time creating this kind of artwork, regular life must just seem totally boring.

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What was Kanye West thinking?

I usually avoid these kinds of topics. But there is a time and a place for everything. Kanye West’s rambling, incoherent diatribe that ended with “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” was the wrong time and place. I can’t believe that he would use this time of suffering to promote his own agenda. I’m sure somebody is going to come to his defense, but this just seems to be an indefensible action to me.

Somebody updated his Wikipedia topic within minutes after his statement.