Implementing Finite State Machines in Python with popmatches – Part 1

Introduction Chosing the right representation for your data is at the heart of efficient AI programming as we are reminded in the book edited by Daniel G. Bobrow and Allan Collins, titled “Representation and Understanding: Studies in Cognitive Science”. However, quite often, the good old list will do or at least is a good place… Read More Implementing Finite State Machines in Python with popmatches – Part 1

The Parallel Rendering of Webpages

This presentation describes the hardware and software environment for experimenting with the Parallel Rendering of Webpages. The hardware consists of a cluster of Single Board Computers (SBCs) which run a number of application servers that previously ran in the cloud (RHC and Pythonanywhere). Each application server was associated with a single application which was either… Read More The Parallel Rendering of Webpages

POPLOG – teaching, research, and development

POPLOG is an integrated toolkit providing a highly extendable collection of languages and tools suitable for absolute beginners, advanced researchers and system programmers. POPLOG’s core language is POP-11, which was developed by Robin Popplestone,  a pioneer in the fields of machine intelligence and robotics. Thus, when the British government created the Alvey Programme as a… Read More POPLOG – teaching, research, and development

Text Analytics

Image via Wikipedia Text Analytics is an area worth investigating if you’re interested in applying your hard earned knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar within a realistic context. For the uninitiated, there are some interesting web pages that cover the basics and introduce you to the tools and techniques of the trade. If you want… Read More Text Analytics

Britain's Alvey programme of collaborative research in Information Technology

  During the 1980s the Japanese government in conjunction with the IT industry starting working on 5th Generation Computers . The main goal of this project was to increase their international competitiveness by creating computers the likes of which had not been seen before. Not long after the Japanese published their decision to push forward… Read More Britain's Alvey programme of collaborative research in Information Technology

The Turing Test

  Image via Wikipedia There are four names that come to mind when thinking about the history of computation. These are Charles Babbage, Lady Lovelace, John von Neumann and Alan Turing. Not only are their names associated with computation but also with Artificial Intelligence because they all speculated about building intelligent machines. The Turing test… Read More The Turing Test